The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has charged the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to embark on aggressive enforcement of traffic laws, saying doing so would ensure compliance of the people and serve as disincentive to traffic violations.
He made the call while receiving the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who was on advocacy visit to the National Assembly.
Dr Saraki, who was accompanied by some principal officers of the Senate, commended FRSC for initiating the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy document, which would guide the nation in its campaigns against road carnage.
He expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to support the Corps in making laws that could strengthen its operations to carry out its statutory functions diligently on the highways.
“The Nigeria Road Safety Strategy document is central to the success of the campaigns for ensuring safer road environments in the country.
We are happy that the nation has gotten its own; and I want to assure you that we would continue to render necessary legislative support to enhance diligent implementation of the provisions of the document,” he stated.
According to the Senate President, the National Assembly is ever ready to make laws that could assist in strengthening the powers of the FRSC to carry out its functions and improving its logistics through adequate funding.
He advised that all hands should be on the deck to ensure that whatever logistics are available are optimally utilised to keep the roads safe for users.