FRSC says it will commence night highway patrols as soon as its personnel are through with specialized training on firearms handling.
The government agencies statutory functions includes making the highways safe for motorists and other road users.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said its personnel would require specialized training on firearms handling before commencing that planned night highway patrols.
This was revealed in Abuja on Thursday by Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Project Implementation Office, Kingsley Agomoh, while answering questions at a seminar organized by the Bureau of Public Reforms.
While answering questions on traffic management at night, the FRSC boss explained that although the Commission had been given the licence to carry arms, the specialized training “is one of the reasons we (FRSC) have not started work at night”
Agomoh however assured that the FRSC has upgraded its devices and facilities to handle traffic emergencies and save lives.
“We are not just concerned about making arrests of drivers not using seatbelts, making calls while driving, speeding and other traffic infractions.
“The FRCS watches out for all measures to prevent road traffic accidents” the Assistant Corps Marshal said.
But the FRSC boss noted that it was impossible for personnel of the commission to be on every road. He however appealed to Nigerians to also contribute in ensuring safer roads at all times. He enjoined the public to report issues as they occur to help reduce fatalities.
The government agency was founded in 1988. It statutory functions includes making the highways safe for motorists and other road users.