By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.
The newly appointed Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Dauda Biu, has assured Nigerians of adequate logistics during the 2023 general elections.
Biu gave the assurance when he was decorated with his new rank by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday in Abuja.
The corps marshal said that the FRSC had always supported the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during elections.
He assured that the coming elections would not be an exception as the Corps was prepared to promote free and fair elections nationwide.
Biu said that a fleet of vehicles would be deployed to assist INEC to move equipment and ballot papers.
According to him, the FRSC normally supports INEC during elections, in the areas of crowd control and management of the election process.
“We also participate in training drivers of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other unions who are usually engaged by INEC to work for them.
“We train them and certify their vehicles before they can move the vehicles or even participate in the elections.
“All these should be expected from us, as we have two committees in INEC. We have the standing committee and the logistics committee, and our officers are part of the process.
“We have vehicles that we will deploy, so that materials can get to the polling booths on time; and we also have men that will man the polling booths,” he said.