In its renewed determination to create a safer motoring environment across the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps today formally unveiled 283 vehicles comprising operational vehicles, ambulances and a heavy duty tow truck at the Peace Park, International Conference Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The formal commissioning which had in attendance the Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau representing His Excellency President Muhamadu Buhari, GCFR is in partial fulfilment of the Corps’ drive to achieve the 2016 corporate strategic goals which seeks to reduce road traffic crashes by 15% and fatalities by 25%.
The FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi stated that the occasion “symbolise the sustained intent of the Federal Government to raise the bar on Road Safety Management and collective dedication to the task of exploring innovative and resourceful ways of funding the road safety intervention in the road sector.
“The patrol vehicles and ambulances will be distributed along major corridors as part of measures to enhance road safety management and increase safety enforcement strategies”.
He also said that “Our determination in this regard cannot and will not in the least be compromised because the lives of our citizens, using these roads is vital to our socio-economic renewal and indeed national transformation”.
Furthermore, Oyeyemi said: “in its resolve to address the menace of road traffic crashes, the Corps applies series of integrated measures including crash prevention, enforcement, awareness raising and post-crash medical care to create meaningful measurable improvement along major corridors of the nation’s highways”.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council for remaining steadfast in its declaration to ensure safer road use in the country through improved funding of road safety-related matters.