The Federal Road Safety Corps in Nigeria, (FRSC), has restated its commitment to the values of civility in the enforcement of traffic rules and regulations in Nigeria.
The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this while declaring open a two day capacity development programme organised for patrol officers from across the FRSC Commands in Nigeria.
Dr Oyeyemi advised the patrol teams of the agency to see themselves as worthy representatives of FRSC, by observing the highest values of decorum, transparency, honesty and civility in their operational activities.
“That is why we have sustained the practice of improving the capacity of the staff and exposing them to modern challenges of traffic management through capacity development programmes,” he stated.
According to the Corps Marshal, the workshop was in furtherance of the Corps’ philosophy of robust consultation with staff and building of consensus among them in the commitment to engender an FRSC that is cohesive and managed by staff that can respond adequately to the challenges of delivering road safety to the people.
We can therefore, not afford to take the huge trust that members of the public and government repose in us through our sustained civility lightly. We therefore need to build on the knowledge of civility among our patrol officers who lead patrol teams at this period when the nation is experiencing change mantra under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,” he emphasised.
The two day capacity development Workshop brought has as its theme, “The Challenges of Civility and Enforcement of Traffic Rules.