The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the untiring efforts of the Federal Road Safety Corps in ensuring safety on Nigerian roads and asked other agencies of government to emulate the discipline and commitment of the officers and men of the Corps.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said the Party was proud the agency has maintained an inspiring record in driving the vision of the PDP led Federal Government in road safety administration.
” In developing our large vision for safe road transport, the nation has witnessed valuable innovations especially in the last five years where the Federal Road Safety Corps has shown unwavering commitment to duties. ”
The statement further said the agency has been exemplary in developing infrastructures and devices that enhance safety for road users.
” Beyond the brilliant ideas and innovations which the agency has introduced to bring our road safety measures at par with global practices, we wish to equally commend the stoic resolve of its officers and men who have been working round the clock to reduce the traffic gridlock and nightmare that were once the feature of road travels especially during festivities.”
The Party also called on the Federal Road Safety Corps to organize compulsory training courses for all drivers on the convoys of government and non governmental institutions as well as functionaries as part of its educational programmes on proper road use and discipline on the high ways.
” It is auspicious at this end to draw the attention of the agency to the recklessness and indiscipline which most of the drivers in the convoy of VIP’s exhibit on our roads. We urge it therefore to institute compulsory training programmes for this category of drivers and stand firm in ensuring that traffic rules are not abused by them.”
While urging the agency not to rest on its oars, the PDP asked other agencies of government who are operating below average to sit up, warning that the PDP led Federal Government would not condone poor performance from any of its agencies in 2013.