The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has sacked about 25 officials following various allegations of corruption were established against them.
The Corps Marshall, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Thursday while responding to questions from reporters at the 2017 Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council.
At the event, the FRSC boss delivered a lecture titled: “Road Safety in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”.
He said, “Just yesterday, I sacked 25 people over corruption-related offences. I will still sack more. No corrupt officer has any business being in the Corps as the Federal Government has done everything within its power to make us comfortable.
“I will plead for the cooperation of members of the public to give information on corrupt officers and be ready to establish their allegations when they are called upon to testify against the erring officials.”
While speaking on efforts of the Corps to reduce road accidents across the country, Oyeyemi said he had instructed his men to impound all road unworthy vehicles during the yuletide season.
He called for harmonisation of traffic laws in all the tiers of government including, (Federal, state and local) to provide an effective legal framework in addressing abuses on the road.
On the delay drivers’ license applicants face, Oyeyemi explained that the Corps was not to blame. He blamed the states for holding on to the cards even when they had been delivered to them.
He explained further that in order to solve that problem, said the FRSC is proposing special distribution centres across the country where applicants will go to collect their permanent drivers’ license.
The NUJ also used the occasion to honour Oyeyemi, Senator Olabiyi Durojaye and Yunus Akintunde, a former commissioner for works and transport in Oyo State, for their outstanding contribution to the society.