FG procures 316 operational vehicles for FRSC for effective patrol of highways across the nation.
The operational vehicles comprises 239 patrol vehicles, 49 ambulances, 23 tow trucks and 5 patrol bikes.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Thursday 18th August, 2022, commissioned 316 operational vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for effective patrol of highways across the nation.
The operational vehicles comprises of 239 patrol vehicles, 49 ambulances, 23 tow trucks and 5 patrol bikes.
Speaking at the inauguration at FRSC Headquarters in Abuja, Mustapha said that the vehicles would enhance the operations of the corps and ensure safety of road users across the country.
He said :
“Let me use this opportunity to reiterate President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the provision of transport infrastructure.
“This is because he believes that it is a key determinant of performance in any nation’s development and growth process.
“Indeed, investment in transport infrastructure encourages economic impact.”
Also speaking, Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, stated that the vehicles would help to improve field operations of the FRSC. He added that the vehicles will also to provide real-time and active support and backup to field officers.
“Prior to the recent approval, the administration had supported the Corps with a total of 705 vehicles comprising of 595 Patrol vehicles 61 Ambulances 39 Patrol Bikes and 10 Tow Trucks to enhance both operational and administrative activities of the Corps.
Biu appealed for improved funding to enable the Corps to realise its vision of full coverage of operational commands nationwide, which includes 12 zonal commands, 37 sector commands, 223 unit commands, 58 outposts and 527 station offices.
“The Corps hope to acquire more vehicles and expand our frontiers until full coverage of all our operational Commands is attained”.