The governor of Lagos State Akinwumi Ambode has asked the FRSC to stay off roads within the city. Ambode noted that the Activities of the FRSC is one of the major causes of traffic Jam in the state. He urged the FRSC to Move their activities to the Highways.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said the governor is not in position to send tell them where to operate.
Mr Shehu Zaki , an Assistant Corps Marshal and Zonal Commanding Officer of the corps in Lagos and Ogun States said the FRSC has the right to operate both within and in the suburbs of the cities.
Mr. Zaki said:
“The Governor cannot force us out of the roads, but he can advise us as he has already done,”
“That policy of the Lagos state government is even going to help us more and allow us to effectively deliver on our mandate on the highways, even more than before.
“Safety is something that has always been at the heart of FRSC operations and we are doing effectively both within the cities and on the highways”, he added.
“The implication is that even some members of the public who do not know how we operate have started telling some of our officers to leave the roads, in line with the governor’s call,” he said.
“There are certainly some negative implications to this statement, coming from a state governor and we are mindful of that.
“It did not come as a surprise because it was our own concept; we felt that such a policy will help us to serve the people better”,