Lagos State Government Assures Support for Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

Lagos State Government Assures Support for Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

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In a bid to enhance national security, particularly in the realm of traffic management, the Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborate with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) by facilitating database collection.

This pledge was conveyed by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, during a meeting with Marshal Daudu Ali Biu, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC.

The meeting took place at the Office of the Deputy Governor in Alausa, Ikeja, and was a courtesy visit from the FRSC.

Emphasis on Collaboration for Road Safety

Deputy Governor Hamzat, standing in for Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, underscored the significance of the partnership between the state and the FRSC.

He expressed the State’s readiness to provide any necessary support to the corps in its mission to safeguard lives and ensure road safety for both motorists and pedestrians.

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Hamzat encouraged the FRSC to focus on educating Nigerians about driving regulations, road signs, and testing procedures before obtaining a driver’s license.

He advocated for the creation of informative materials like pamphlets that individuals can purchase and study, enhancing public awareness of road safety.

Addressing Challenges and Enhancing Education

The Deputy Governor also highlighted the critical issue of drunk driving leading to numerous accidents.

He called for stronger collaboration between the FRSC, the police, and state traffic authorities to raise awareness and improve driver education.

Hamzat shared instances where Lagos State officials conducted tests on drivers and discovered their lack of familiarity with road regulations and signs.

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He emphasized that driver’s license applicants in Lagos undergo vision tests to ensure their suitability for safe driving.

He pointed out the importance of thorough checks beyond just eyesight, noting that some drivers may lack proper vision despite not wearing glasses.

FRSC’s Perspective and Achievements

Marshal Daudu Ali Biu, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, expressed his gratitude to the Lagos State Government for its unwavering support and cooperation.

He revealed that the FRSC’s visit aimed to engage various stakeholders in discussions about road safety and collective efforts to address challenges.

Biu acknowledged the long-standing relationship between the State and the FRSC and discussed achievements in Lagos, including the establishment of towing and operational vehicles along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the creation of new licensing centers.

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He conveyed the FRSC’s aspiration to visibly contribute to improved traffic management and control in Lagos.

In conclusion, the meeting between Lagos State officials and the FRSC leadership underscored the mutual dedication to enhancing road safety and traffic management.

The collaboration aims to create a safer road environment, reduce accidents, and raise awareness about responsible driving practices.

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