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“Every Driver Plying On Nigerian Roads Must Be Educated” – Senate



The Nigeria Senate has made it a mandatory for every driver plying on Nigerian roads to be able to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language in addition to their driving qualifications.

The senate gave authority to it’s committee on transportation to work together with necessary government establishment  and other stakeholders responsible for road safety in Nigeria to ensure every driver is educated.

The senate President, Bukola Saraki said the road safety and Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) must do the appropriate thing and shun corruption, especially in granting of permission to drive.

“Licenses must be obtained by going through the normal test that is required. What we are seeing now is corruption and not following due process. The effect of that is people are losing lives. People must see that they have a responsibility in ensuring that people go through the right process is very important because lives are lost when we have drivers that are not capable or do not have the necessary qualifications.

“The challenge is to those responsible for this and our Committee on Transport should provide their oversight and ensure that Road Safety and Vehicle inspection offices carry out the necessary work,” Saraki said.


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