Ahead of the commencement of campaigns by political parties, the acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has charged Commanding Officers nationwide to ensure that staff under their purview maintain political neutrality, as well as avoid any form of participation in political rallies and campaigns and also avoid piloting political convoys.?
Biu said the directive becomes imperative as political activities preparatory to the 2023 general elections gather momentum across the country. This was contained in a statement, on Monday, in Abuja by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem.
The directive was given in reference to the FRSC (Establishment) Act which stipulates the status of the Corps as a public service agency that does not have any political affiliation but is solely established to provide essential services to all citizens, irrespective of their political interests or representation.
The FRSC boss urged the commanding officers to be sensitive to the plight of road users and prepare to tackle any traceable traffic gridlock that could arise as a result of the aforementioned political activities by ensuring adequate deployment of personnel for ease of movement in form of traffic control and management.
He reassured the public of the corps’ readiness and commitment to making the roads safer at all times and admonished them to always abide by established road traffic regulations.