…marks West African road safety day
Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been drawn to reports that the Corps has advertised and has started a fresh recruitment exercise.
According to Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, a fake FRSC website has been created by some fraudsters in this regard to fleece unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money. The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has therefore ordered that a public alert be given to innocent Nigerians to disregard the false information being peddled by the fraudsters in the social media.
Kazeem stated that the activities of the fraudsters were being investigated by relevant authorities.
“The Corps is using this medium to clarify that FRSC is at the moment not conducting any form of recruitment and will make it a public knowledge through major newspapers and other relevant media whenever such recruitment exercise is to take place as already approved by the Federal Government,” Kazeem noted.
He stated that the Corps Marshal clarified thus: “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously given approval for the recruitment of qualified Nigerians into the services of the Corps, but the advertisement has not been made public yet.
“The Corps has established mechanisms to achieve a smooth exercise and these established processes are presently undergoing scrutiny to ensure a flawless and smooth exercise. When we are ready, the public will be properly informed through adverts in the national dailies”.
Kazeem therefore called on the general public to discountenance the current portal linked to the Corps and has been in circulation on the internet and other media platforms.
He further stressed that whenever the Corps is recruiting, information on such will be readily made available through the following official platforms: www.frsc.gov.ng, www.fb.com/federalroadsafetycorps or @FRSCNigeria on Twitter. The Corps can also be reached through a toll free line 122 or 070022553772, 08077690055 and 08077690397 for any confirmation or clarification on recruitment and other matters concerning the organization.
Meanwhile, the FRSC says it has been discovered that fatalities on the highways were factors militating against development and creating poverty in sub-saharan Africa. This is as the commission marked the 2018 edition of West African Road Safety Day with a call to ensure sanity on the roads.
Sunday Michael Ajayi, sector commander of the Anambra state command of the commission while addressing journalists on the celebration, said the aim was to create safe and free movement for people within the African subregion and to promote development.
He also stated that part of the aim for the celebration was to profer advice and give support on national road safety to member countries with a view to promoting joint road safety activities in the sub-region.
Ajayi mentioned that some of the joint achievements include joint adoption of template for passenger manifest to track accident victims, incusion of road safety studies for basic education curriculum, creating a day aside for awareness on road safety and a host of others, adding that he foresees road safety moving alongside technology in the next 10 years especially in Nigeria.
The sector commander also disclosed that in Anambra state efforts had been made to educate the motoring public on road safety tips to reduce crashes and fatalities on the roads. He therefore noted that government has bought into the activities of road safety through the establishment of Anambra State Traffic Management Agency (ATMA), construction and provision of rad infrastructure as well as supporting the FRSC to ensure sanity on the highways, pointing out that Anambra state is in the forefront of combating road safety maladies resulting from negligent driving.