The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has applauded the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola for his faithful implementation of reports of Road Audit regularly prepared by the FRSC and sent to his office, saying his prompt action on such reports has led to timely rehabilitation of several roads across the country.
The Corps Marshal gave the commendation in his goodwill message at the 24th meeting of the National Council on Works held at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Birnin kebbi, Kebbi state on Thursday. He expressed satisfaction with the high level of collaboration between the FRSC and ministry of Power, Works and Housing, noting that the nation is benefitting immensely from the partnership.
He further stated that as part of the statutory responsibilities of the FRSC, the Corps’ patrol teams are on the roads on daily basis during which they monitor the conditions of the roads and would always draw the attention of the Ministry to portions of the roads that required immediate action. The Corps Marshal stressed that the immediate response which the Minister has always given to such reports has led to many of the collapsing and deteriorating parts of the roads being given priority in rehabilitation works, thus saving many lives of road users.
Oyeyemi thanked the Federal Government for its efforts at domesticating the Geneva conventions on road signage and markings. He particularly commended the Minister for his commitment to provision of road signage to roads across the country.
He called on the Commissioners for Works in the states of the federation to render necessary support to the FRSC in its determination to ensure effective implementation of the guidelines on the operations of driving schools. The FRSC Boss further noted that the call became imperative in view of the need for effective supervision of the operations of the driving schools in the states in the collective efforts to protect the integrity of the national driver’s licence.
He restated the commitment of the FRSC to diligent implementation of the resolutions of the council for safer road environments in the country.
The meeting which was declared open by the Governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, saw the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola presenting the keynote address, while technical sessions were held thereafter. In attendance were commissioners of Works from the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT and other council members from across the federation.