Oyo Govt. Approves Hectares of Land for FRSC Command College — Shangodoyin 

…Says Corps will be involved in the traffic management on Circular road 

The Oyo State Government has approved hectares of land for Federal Road Safety Corps for the construction of Command College at Moniya area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The govt equally noted that the FRSC will be involved in the traffic management on the Circular road. 

The Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin stated these on Friday, when he received the management team of FRSC and Staff College Senior Course 2 who were on a study tour to the Ministry.

Professor Shangodoyin stated that when the construction of Ibadan Circular Road is completed, the FRSC will be needed in the area of traffic management as he said the Governor of the State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, signed FRSC station at Moniya six months ago, which is going to be like a school for the agency.

According to him, one of the reasons for embarking on diverse road constructions in the State is to reduce accidents on the roads as part of its responsibilities to protect the lives and properties of its citizens.

Shangodoyin explained that it is not only the ‘Ember’ months that contribute to accidents, but also bad roads, incompetent driving, and unworthy vehicles. 

He added that the State Government is planning an improved transportation system through the construction of roads that would link all the zones in the State, and reduce time spent traveling.

He said, “If you move to Saki Township Road, which is 9.7 kilometers; it is a complete new road.”

“Between 2011 and 2021 when the road was commissioned, the Moniya-Iseyin road was terrible, and fatal accidents used to occur. But now, the statistics on that road have revealed that accidents have reduced due to the completed construction of the road and drivers are now spending little amount to maintain their vehicles.”

Also speaking, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Engineer Tajudeen Raji, assured FRSC of a strong synergy, so as to ensure safety and reduce accidents on our roads.   

Highlighting the different steps taken to curb accidents on the road by the agency, the Commandant, Federal Road Safety Corp Staff College, Assistant Corp Marshall Benjamin Nkwonta, explained that sensitization is ongoing in the media, motor parks, Registered Transportation Corporations, and religious houses.

He said the corps is creating awareness on the ‘Ember’ months, adding that the enlightenment has worked overtime as a  preventive measure.

The Commandant urged the public to report any wrongdoing from officers while discharging their duties, stating that every officer has a name badge that could be mentioned when reporting.

“If any officer demands a bribe from you, know the time of collection; check the name and the location, all you need to do is call us. We have zero tolerance for corruption,” he said.

While imploring motorists to make sure they are psychologically and emotionally fit to drive, he implored them to utilize FRSC’s Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center to check the condition of their vehicles for free.

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