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Al-Makura donates office complex, tow truck to FRSC



The Nasarawa State government on Tuesday in Lafia donated an office complex, a 30-ton towing truck, and two ambulances to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The state’s Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, said that the gesture was part of the state government’s moves to complement the laudable efforts of FRSC in safeguarding lives and property on the country’s highways.

He assured corps that the administration in the state would continue to work closely with it to reduce accidents on the roads across the state.

He also announced that the corps would benefit from the state government’s land allocation programme on strategic corridors of the state for effective operation.

Al-Makura, however, appealed to the FRSC authorities to consider the education of personnel of the State Youth Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) on the rudiments of road safety.

According to him, the road safety tips they will get to know will help the NAYES personnel to assist FRSC in traffic control and other activities aimed at ensuring safety on roads in the state.

In his remarks, the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, praised the state government for working closely with the agency toward ensuring safety on the roads in the state.

Oyeyemi noted that the donations by the state government was in line with the corps’ partnership with stakeholders and its 2019 corporate strategic goal.

He said that Nasarawa state occupied a strategic position in the overall road safety system in the country considering its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the high population density.

“In view of this, any decision revolving around the creation of sustainable road safety system in the country must take due consideration of Nasarawa state.

“We are, therefore, gladdened by the fact that the governor openly embraced the FRSC ideals of creating safer motoring environment for all Nigerians,” Oyeyemi said.

He maintained that the commission would continue to treasure and build on the constructive partnership established with the Nasarawa state government and stakeholder across the states of the federation.

The Corps Marshal assured the government and people of the state that the FRSC would reciprocate the gesture through improved service delivery.

Mallam Bukhari  Bello, chairman of the FRSC board said the donation of the new complex was a milestone towards the realisation of FRSC vision of having permanent office structures across the country.

Bello pointed out that the FRSC have been facing the challenge of inadequate office accommodation and poor working conditions.

He said most of the rented office accommodations were not suitable for effective service delivery to the people.

According to him, the Board and management of FRSC resolved to pragmatically pursue the policy of constructing or acquiring permanent structures for formation of the corps across the country.

Bello said that the FRSC currently has nine permanent office structures built and inaugurated across the six geo-political zones of the country, while three others were at various stages of completion.

He expressed appreciation to the state governor for the donations made, saying that the gesture was a demonstration of goodwill.

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