The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, dismissed 62 of its personnel in 2019 over corruption.
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The FRSC corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said this on Friday while speaking with reporters in Abuja on efforts to rid the corps of corruption.
“These consist of 14 officers and 48 marshals with several others receiving various degrees of punishment in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC regulations on discipline,” he said
He said the collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the State Security Service (SSS) has led to the investigation of 172 officials.
“I wish to use this opportunity to urge members of the public not to hesitate to report any wrongdoing by the FRSC personnel for proper disciplinary actions, as the corps will not condone bribery and corruption from any of its personnel,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
He said the agency will not condone bribery and corruption within its ranks.
According to him, FRSC is the first government agency to collaborate with the Akin Fadeyi Foundation and MacArthur – both non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – for the launch of Flag-IT, an application developed for reporting corruption cases.
Easy Communication to Nigerians
The corps under the leadership of the present corps marshal established the first National Traffic Radio 107.3 FM, he said.
“Apart from the cardinal role of sanitizing the public on the best road use culture, the station is to serve as a direct medium through which dissatisfied members of the public can call in to report complaints of service failures, extortion, bribery against members of the corps by aggrieved members of the public.”
The corps marshal assured Nigerians that all hands will be on deck to ensure that the yuletide period is crash free.
FRSC is the government agency with statutory responsibilities for road safety administration in Nigeria. Founded in 1988, the agency operates in all Nigerian states as well as the Federal Capital Territory and is the lead agency in Nigeria on road safety administration and management