By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.
The Acting Corps of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Biu, has charged Commanding Officers to ensure that the personnel under their supervision maintain political neutrality.
He also stressed that the Corps should eschew any form of participation in political rallies and campaigns, while avoiding piloting political convoys.
A statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, on Monday in Abuja, said that Biu stressed that this was to put FRSC’s operations in perspective, as activities toward the 2023 general elections gathered momentum across the country.
Biu, in giving the directive, cited the FRSC (Establishment) Act “which stipulates the status of the Corps as a public service agency that does not have any political affiliation”.
He said that the FRSC was solely established to provide essential services to all citizens, irrespective of their political interests or representation.
The Corps Marshal, however, directed the Commanding Officers to be sensitive to the plight of road users, while strengthening efforts to tackle any traceable traffic gridlock that could arise as a result of the political activities.
He also said that the Commanding Officers should ensure adequate deployment of personnel to facilitate people’s movement through designed traffic controls and traffic calming.
Biu reassured the public of the Corps’ readiness and commitment to making the the country’s roads safer at all times, while urging them to always abide by established road traffic regulations.