Thursday, 11 August 2016

CHANGE! Enforcement of speed limiters begins Oct 1, FRSC boss speaks

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has announced that enforcement of the speed limiters on commercial vehicles operating in the country will commence nationwide on 1st October 2016.

Head of Media Relations and Strategy of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal as making this announcement during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the FRSC National Headquarters Abuja with stakeholders from relevant government agencies and road transport unions.
Oyeyemi commended all the stakeholders for lending their voices and support in ensuring that the success of the policy, noting that without such support, it would have been difficult for the country to get to where it is today where enforcement date was no longer controversial.
He recalled that the initial date which was set for enforcement on the 1st of June 2015 did not come to reality in order to allow for further consultation and more public enlightenment programmes.
According to him, the Corps made a presentation to President Muhamadu Buhari and suggested the 1st of September 2015 as the new commencement date but the President declined and extended the date to 1st of April 2016.
He added that the two Chambers of the National Assembly suspended the enforcement pending when a public hearing was conducted by the House Committee on the FRSC.
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