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FRSC gets court order to forfeit abandoned vehicles, motorcycles in Benue

FRSC gets court order to forfeit abandoned vehicles, motorcycles in Benue
Written by Maritime First

… As Oyeyemi vows to remain focused on achieving Safest Road by 2030***

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had obtained a court order to forfeit all abandoned vehicles and motorcycles within its premises in Benue.

This is contained in a press statement on Tuesday signed by the Command Public Enlightenment Officer, DCC Suleman Mohammed for the Sector Commander and made available to the newsmen in Makurdi.

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The FRSC stated that it relied on the provisions of its Establishment Act 2007 to obtain the interim order to forfeit all the abandoned accidental vehicles and motorcycles under their care in the state.

The statement noted that people should claim their cars or motorcycles or forfeit them.

“Interested owners of all the abandoned accidental and impounded motorcycles should visit the various formations of the Federal Road Safety Corps where his/her accidental and impounded motorcycle is kept for identification, documentation and reclaiming.

“Attend the Federal High Court to show cause why his accidental or impounded motorcycles or vehicle should not be forfeited permanently to the Federal Government through the Federal Road Safety Corps”, it stated.

In the same vein, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says the corps is determined to bestow on Nigeria, a country with one of the safest roads globally by 2030.

Oyeyemi said this at the opening of a two-week training programme on Basic Management Trainers and Advanced Management Trainers for the FRSC Management Team on Tuesday in Abuja.

The newsmen report that the training is being conducted by the Centre for Management Development (CMD).

He said the training was aimed at equipping the participants with the needed skills to boost the administrative performance of the corps to match the expectations of its collective goals.

According to him, the objective is to enable all the participants to meet their learning needs which are targeted at increasing efficiency and performance.

“In our resolve to bring out innovation and measures to improve road safety and reduce road crashes in the country, it has become imperative for the corps to embrace this great opportunity.

“This training programme avails critical review to assist in reinforcing the corps goals and also evolve the requisite activities towards accomplishing them.

“The role of managerial services as inputs into other sectors of the Corps is crucial, including their contribution to service delivery and productivity,“ he said.

He said the programme would further direct the corps’ collective commitment towards sustaining its established priorities and ensure that all the tiers of the corps remain focused.

Oyeyemi added that the training would also by extension, helps FRSC in achieving the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (NRSS II) 2021 – 2030), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP).

He said that with Nigeria’s ascension to the six UN Convention on Road Traffic and Africa Road Safety Charter, more diligence to forecast, plan, organise, command and control for effective and efficient outcomes was required.

He said that FRSC took manpower development seriously as the FRSC Staff and Command College, Udi, had graduated its first set of Senior Course 1 while the first set of Junior Course would be inaugurated on May 20.

The Director-General of CMD, Mr Bitrus Chinoko, said the training was designed to provide the participants with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values needed to competently perform their functions.

Chinoko said the programme was targeted at equipping them with skills aimed at tailoring training to effectively meet the needs of clients.

He said the participants would be exposed to practical learning exercises and computer practices as it would affect the programme.

According to him, audiovisual aids would also be used to reinforce learning methods.

“On your part, you are required to pay close attention and participate actively; observing all rules targeted at making the workshop effective and worthwhile,” he said.

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