The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) plans to launch 12 additional commands across the country to enable greater monitoring and coverage of the Nigerian federation’s over 200,000-kilometre road network. This information was revealed by Boboye Oyeyemi who is the Corps Marshal of the FRSC.
Mr Oyeyemi made the disclosure during the inauguration on Tuesday of the Corp’s new office complex sited in Abakaliki. The inauguration also includes the commissioning of an access road to the complex, which was constructed by the Ebonyi state government.
Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC Corps Marshal
He said that the just opened office in Abakaliki makes it the eight project which was built under his watch in the different parts of the country. Among states where the FRSC has completed similar projects are Ekiti, Ibadan in Oyo state, Lokoja in Kogi, Ilorin in Kwara, Kano, Gusau and Osogbo Oyo, while Asaba in Delta, Uyo and Gombe states have ongoing projects that are yet to be completed.
The corps marshal stated that 12 more similar outposts will be constructed across the country.
Thanking the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, Mr Oyeyemi said that project won't have achieved completion without the state’s contribution. The Corps marshal commended the governor for making possible the construction of the Corp’s permanent site in Ebonyi. According to him, the state governor expanded the original two plots allocated for the structure to six plots so as to accommodate the complex and its different sections.
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Ebonyi state is in the south-East of Nigeria
The Chairman of the FRSC board, Bukhari Bello, who was also present at the inauguration ceremony, also appreciated the state governor for his support to the Corps, and for constructing the access road which leads to the complex.
“Two months ago, FRSC received two brand new Nissan Pick-up vehicles, donated by the government to beef up its operations, in addition to the empowerment scheme, which the spouses of FRSC personnel benefited from.” Bello added. He added that the governor’s support in the FRSC project shows his commitment to the National Uniform License Scheme (NULS).
In return, Mr Umahi, explained that the quality and completion of the building are of high standards and “fit to be in Ebonyi.” He further urged the Ebonyi state residents to stop any projects that are poorly constructed in the state no matter the arms of government involved in it and to also use and handle public properties with adequate care. He concluded by adding that the money involved in the project belongs to Ebonyi state, and this is why its residents should handle it with care.
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