According to Kaduna sector commander, Mr Umar Ibrahim , the FRSC has decreased the rate of accidents in Nigeria by 62% since its foundation on February 18, 1988.
“The corps has recorded a milestone; it has reduced road accidents from 25,792 in 1988 to barely 9,694 in 2016, representing 62 per cent decrease in road accidents,”,” he said yesterday in Kaduna.
He said that before the foundation of the FRSC, Nigeria had a standout amongst the most clumsy streets on the planet and was second just to Ethiopia.
Ibrahim credited the accomplishment to intensive public enlightenment and highway operations intended to control street accidents. Umar, who talked at a supper to twist up week-long exercises to stamp FRSC’s 30 years, asked the staff to buckle down toward additionally decreasing accidents on the country’s streets, and prompted Nigerians to obey traffic directions.
It was reported that six officers of the area, who had separated themselves in the execution of their obligations, were given unique prizes amid the supper.
They included Deputy Road Commander Waheed Salihu, who developed the best watch man of the area, Road Commander Aliyu Audu and Road Commander Sain Gwom Ambisa, who rose second and third best individually. Others included Route Marshal Assistant Isah Kabir, Assistant Chief Inspector Halilu Abubakar and Assistant Chief Inspector Lawal Ahmed. The Kaduna Zonal Commander of the corps, Assistant Corps Marshal Bulus Darwang, who additionally talked at the supper, complimented the officers and marshals for a vocation well-done, and asked them to manage the rhythm.