22nd June, 2011
Mr. Osita Chidoka, the Corps Marshal, said in Kaduna on Tuesday that the FRSC would provide 15 towing trucks to the state command to improve its operations.
Chidoka made the pledge during a tour of FRSC formations in the country after his recent reappointment as the corps marshal.
He said that the National Emergency Management Agency would provide six heavy-duty towing trucks to the commission to enhance its operation.
He said that the provision of the trucks was part of the commissionâ€™s resolve to achieve global best practice.
The corps marshal added that 345 V-SAT facilities had been installed in all FRSC formations nationwide.
â€œFRSC has come to stay. The value and operational standard of FRSC has tremendously improved.â€
Chidoka pledged that the commission would continue to sensitise road users and organise workshops for motorists to reduce road accidents and death by 50 percent by the year 2015.
He urged the state government to initiate a vehicle inspection progrmame as provided in the Road Transportation Safety Standardisation Scheme.
Chidoka gave an assurance that the commissionâ€™s audit department would collaborate with FERMA and corresponding agencies in the states to improve the quality of roads in the country.
He also urged FRSC staff to remain committed to the discharge of their duties and not allow themselves to be intimidated in performing their jobs.
â€œStaff welfare will be looked at to enable you to improve your performance.â€™â€™
Earlier, Mr. Samuel Obayemim, the Zonal Commanding Officer of FRSC, in his address of welcome, lauded the corps marshal for approving the construction of a borehole at the FRSC officersâ€™ quarters.