By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has pledged to enhance its collaboration with the Nigerian Army (NA) towards ensuring peace in the country.
Corps Marshal FRSC, Dr. Boboye Ayeyemi revealed this Thursday when he led the delegation to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya at Army Headquarters, Abuja.
Dr. Ayeyemi said NA had over the years contributed to the growth and development of the Corps in capacity building of its personnel as well as the provision of her troops for the protection of its critical assets and workers while on national engagements.
According to him, the long standing ties between the two organizations had yielded tremendous results hence the need to strengthen it for the protection and securing of lives and property in the country.
He said the NA has provided adequate training platforms for officers and men of the Corps, adding that the gesture has repositioned the Corps in the discharge of its constitutional roles.
According to the FRSC boss, over 200 personnel of the Corps are presently undergoing Basic Driving Techniques Course at the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin, Edo State.
The Corps Marshal noted that FRSC had improved and recorded tremendous progress on the blueprint already set for it by the NA over the years and commended the NA for the maximum cooperation and support for the Corps so far.
He stated that the Corps had established different formations across the Local Government Areas in the country to enhance its operations
The Corps Marshal said, in order to increase human capacity building as his administrative philosophy, the FRSC has upgraded its academy to a degree awarding institution in transportation management.
He added that the Corps has introduced Computer-Based Testing, CBT, for driver’s licence applicants in order to ensure standard driving licence processing as well as ensuring the legitimacy of the document by its users.
The introduction, he said, would revamp and hasten the process of obtaining fresh drivers licence by intending applicants in the country.
He said, in order to checkmate misconduct and curb graft on its operatives and motorists, FRSC has deployed body cameras on its personnel to significantly improve the agency’s operations.
He congratulated the COAS on his appointment and urging the NA to continue to enhance its collaboration for the mutual benefits of all.
In his remarks, the COAS commended the Dr. Ayeyemi for the visit, reiterating the need for enhancing a robust interagency collaboration towards ensuring peace and tranquility in the country.
Lt Gen F Yahaya maintained that, the NA have always engaged the services of other paramilitary agencies in recent time, as evident in the inclusion of their personnel in the ongoing NA field exercises across the country.
He commended the various specialty roles played by the Corps to enhance the NA operations,stating that the service will continue to sustain its efforts for the mutual benefit of all.