Federal Road Safety Corps dismissed the claim that says it has no mandate to train drivers. Bisi Kazeem, who is the spokesperson for FRSC revealed that part of its responsibilities is to ensure that drivers, motorists and motorcyclists are properly and well trained. The FRSC also stated that saying the corps is not mandated by law to train drivers is totally out of place.
This statement was given by FRSC to counter the alleged statement which was given by the chairman, Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State, Olorogun John Onojeharho, who had said that it is not the mandate and duty of the Federal Road Safety Corps to train drivers in the country.
FRSC stated that they have the mandate to ensure that drivers, motorists, and motorcyclists are properly trained on how to operate their vehicles before they apply for the National Drivers Licence and that there are certified driving schools that conduct such training with the Corps monitoring their activities to ensure compliance to their standards.
“The smear that the FRSC is not mandated by law to train drivers is totally out of place, considering that the mandate is contained in Section 10 (3)c of the FRSC Establishment Act 2007 wherein, it is stated that part of the mandate of the FRSC is; to educate Drivers, Motorists and the members of the public generally on the proper use of the highways.”
The spokesperson for FRSC also stated that it has on so many occasions sent its personnel on training at the NITT, Zaria, and the knowledge gained from such trainings are of added values to the overall operations of the Corps. Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who is the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety stated it is mandatory to regulate opinions and criticisms that will aid the protection of lives and properties on the nation’s highway as road safety is a shared responsibility.