FRSC partners with Akin Fadeyi Foundation to fight corruption

The Federal Roads Safety Corp (FRSC) has partnered with Akin Fadeyi Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, to fight corruption.

Nabila Okino, programme officer of the foundation, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

She said efforts were in place to launch an application called FLAGIT, explaining that the app was designed for reporting corruption.

The organisation is the convener of “Corruption Not In My Country” project, a micro level anti-corruption TV drama.

Okino said the MacArthur Foundation funded the app to boost service delivery of FRSC officials.

She said the fight against corruption in the country necessitated the partnership with major stakeholders including, security agencies.

“FLAGIT shall serve as a tool to strengthen FRSC’s capacity to be integrity-driven, improve on public service delivery and be very responsive to public feedback. It shall also be a platform where citizens can provide positive feedback on credible and outstanding officers,” she said.

“Due to the depth of endemic corruption in our society, it was impossible to achieve meaningful gains in the fight against corruption without partnering with major stakeholders.”

In his remark, Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC corps marshall, said the collaboration with the security agency will result in the use of technological innovation as a “mechanism for feedback, analytics and insight garnering for improved service delivery.”

He said the application will contribute to the improvement of FRSC services, like similar innovative projects such as the joint surveillance activity, service improvement, as well as a verification portal which helps in tracking fake licenses issued to members of the public.

Dayo Olaide, deputy director, MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria, commended the organisations for the partnership.

He said the MacArthur Foundation is seeking ways to collaborate with credible organisations and government agencies in a bid to fight corruption in the country.

-The Cable

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