Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
By Albert OGRAKA
The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Delta State Sector Command has reiterated its commitment to the enforcement of road safety rules to curtail avoidable vehicular accidents throughout the yuletide.
Speaking at an enlightenment seminar and road show organized by the Command in conjunction with CLEEN Foundation in Asaba, the Sector Commander, Delta State Sector Command of FRSC, Mr Rindom Kumven, specifically urged motorists to urgently obtain their drivers’ licenses as a legal permit to drive on Nigeriàn roads.
He enjoined motorists seeking to obtain the new drivers’ licenses to be wary of fraudstars who disguise as agents and instead deal with only FRSC officials at the Command headquarter, adding that a 24 hour surveilance team have been constituted to apprehend touts who usually lurk around the FRSC offices across the state.
Kumven, noted that the unprecedented increase in fake drivers’ license currently in circulation created the need for the sensitization programmes on how to obtain genuine drivers licenses and road safety tips.
The seminar and road show tagged, “Sensitization on procedure for driver’s license, application and renewal in Nigeria” was attended by key stakeholders drawn from some transportation units in Delta and Anambra states respectively.
During the Sensitization programme which held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, officers of the Command explained various safety tips to the audience before embaking on the road show in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
While speaking on “How to acquire the new driver license”, ACC Emmanuel Bandele Atogun, who said the new upgrade drivers’ license is a one stop shop, disclosed that there are over 8, 000 unclaimed drivers’ licenses at the Command’s headquarters in Asaba.
Speaking during the interactive session, the National President of Lorry Drivers Association, HRH Igwe Amadi Chigbo Nzeogwu, appealed to the FRSC to exercise restraint in enforcing the use of seat belts on its members, since most of the lories in use wère produced without seat belts, although he disclosed that his asociation have started attaching a mock seat belts to comply with road safety rules.
Mr. Henry Ofurume of the CLEEN Foundation further advised that strict compliance to road safety rules would go a long at keeping the Nigerian roads free of accidents and reduce avoidable loss of human lives.
The Safety tips include: Drive your car and that of others at the same time, maintain reasonable speed limits, If you must drive, don’t drink. If you must drink, don’t drive, obey rules on use of Seat belts, regular vehicular checks, road signs and traffic signals as well as avoid overloading, among others.
Meanwhile, the Sector Commander, Delta State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Rindom Kumven, had on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 decorated newly promoted officers of the command at the FFSC office in Asaba, charging all officers serving under the state’s sector command to shun all acts of corruption and indiscipline.
The eight officers in the Delta State Sector Command elevated in the exercise include Mr Idris F. Fika, who moved up from an assistant corps commander (ACC) to a Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) and Mrs Obiageli Ndulue (PhD) from Chief Route Commander to Assistant Corps Commander (ACC).
Others are ACC N. Manjar, ACC Emmanuel Bandele Atogun, RC Nnamdi Okwaraona, RC Adedayo Sakako, RC Ifunaya O. Onyekaba, RC Blessing A. Ahiammadu and RC Agwammadu.
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