Jul 22 2012
By Dele Ogbodo
While Ajimobi said Oyo state Road Transport Management Agency will partner FRSC in helping to reduce road fatality and accident to the barest level within the state, Fayemi expressed his government’s willingness to partner FRSC, as part of measures to improve and add value to road traffic management in Ekiti State.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the FRSC Corps Marshal , Mr. Osita Chidoka, in Abuja, Ajimobi said he was impressed with the deployment and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), by FRSC in motor vehicle administration.
Fayemi, who spoke shortly after obtaining the upgraded driver’s license at the FRSC national headquarters, stressed that the creation of a data base on vehicles and drivers’ licence in the country by the FRSC, has provided a gateway for effective collation of accurate data on Nigerian drivers, necessary for investment, crime detection, national planning and security.
According to him, the FRSC has transformed into a technologically-driven government agency which has achieved an effective re-alignment of motor vehicle administration in Nigeria, adding: “All government agencies should leverage on the FRSC model in order to reposition the country in the area of information collation, storage and utilization of data to enhance national development.”
In his remarks, Chidoka said the upgraded driver’s license has integrated the point system approach into its enforcement strategies which allows for a cumulative evaluation of drivers’ conduct and record of traffic violations as effective device towards behavioural change among motorists in Nigeria. According to him, varying degree of penalties await drivers who violate traffic rules and regulations such as withdrawal of driver’s license by drivers who accumulate 21 points and suspension for those who hit 15 points on traffic violations.
The Corps marshal stated that the re-inauguration of FRSC toll-free emergency number 122 was meant to continually improve on its capacity to deliver quality service to Nigerians and all motoris
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