20 July 2012

Nigeria: 'Take Bribe and Go' Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC Warns

Mr Nseobong Akpabio , the Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Friday said that any staff who accepted bribe from the public would be sacked.

Akpabio said this while addressing members of staff of the FRSC at the Isolo and Oshodi units, during his working visit to the unit commands in Lagos.

"Take bribe and go," the Sector Commander told the officers and men of the units.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akpabio, who assumed office as the new State Sector Commander on May 8, has visited 11 out of the 15 units under his purview.

Akpabio told the officers and men to be diligent and committed to their duty.

He added that they must also be fair but firm during enforcement of the law.

"No staff should be involved in touting in the issuance of drivers' licence, rather, applicants should be directed appropriately," he said.

According to him, the FRSC encourages members of staff to make progress through studying, but should not undergo illegal studies as such would not be recognised by the corps.

Akpabio said that any member of staff who wished to study further should apply and gain approval from the management.

He later told NAN that he was visiting the unit commands in order to interact with the officers and men, to feel their pulse and intervene when and where necessary.

Akpabio said that a surveillance team had been constituted to demonstrate his determination to discourage bribery.

He added that the team had already arrested some errant marshals and that their trial would commence soon.

The sector commander implored officers and marshals to work in harmony with other traffic management agencies involved in traffic control in Lagos, so as to expedite ongoing repair works on the 3rd Mainland Bridge.


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