The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered full enforcement of COVID-19 health protection regulations as directed by the Federal Government.
Oyeyemi gave the order while addressing the FRSC high command on Road Traffic Crashes and facilities on Friday in Abuja. He said there was an urgent need to protect the health and well-being of all Nigerians, noting that the COVID-19 Health Protection regulations 2021 affected members of the Corps in their individual capacities and were expected to comply as may be required of them.
FRSC The FRSC boss said it was expected of the Corps, as law enforcement and regulatory agency of government, to enforce some specifics of the regulations. He said it was important to examine closely part 2 of the new regulation which related to the fleet operation and general road transport.
According to him, part 5 (35) and (36) on enforcement application, mandated the Corps to implement and apply the regulations as follows: “Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, (NPF) the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigeria Immigration Service,(NIS) the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, “And other relevant Local Government, States and Federal Government agencies are hereby directed to enforce the provisions of these regulations,” said Oyeyemi.