Ahead the 2023 general elections, the acting Corps Marshall of Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Dauda Biu has urged operatives to maintain political neutrality.
The warning was contained in a press release signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem dated 12 September, 2022 made available to journalists on Monday.
The statement reads “As political activities geared towards the 2023 general elections gather momentum across the country, the Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has charged Commanding Officers nationwide to ensure that Staff under their purview maintain political neutrality, as well as avoid any form of participation in political rallies and campaigns and also avoid piloting political convoys
“The directive was given in reference to the FRSC (Establishment) Act which stipulates the status of the Corps as a public service agency that does not have any political affiliation, but solely established to provide essential services to all citizens, irrespective of their political interests or representation.
“The Commanding Officers were however, directed to be sensitive to the plight of road users and prepare to tackle any traceable traffic gridlock that could arise as a result of the aforementioned political activities by ensuring adequate deployment of personnel for ease of movement in form of traffic controls and traffic calming.”
The Corps Marshall reassured the public of the Corps’ readiness and commitment to making the roads safer at all times and admonished road users to always abide by established road traffic regulations.