• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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FRSC, old mutual prioritises wellbeing of road users

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in partnership with a Old Mutual, a premium financial services company, has joined forced to ensure road users and vehicles owners health safety while plying on public roads are protected.

Speaking with journalists at the FRSC Zone RS2 (comprising of Lagos and Ogun state) second quarter retreat themed ‘ Towards a Better Road Safety Administration and Management in Nigeria’, held recently in Lagos, Samuel Obayemi, Assistant Corps Marshal Zonal Commanding Officer, RS2 Lagos, noted that the lives or every Nigerians on public roads are FRSC first priority.

He said it’s important that the corps dialogue on improvement on quality service delivery, communication and education on how safely the public roads can be used by vehicle owners conforming to the rules and regulations.

He said: “RS2 is made up of Lagos and Ogun state. What we are doing is a retreat for all commanding officer within the zone. In Rs2 we have 21 units. We need to come together once in a while like this , once in quarter to appraise what we have been able to do in the past quarter to see our areas of strength and weaknesses and see what we can do to further improve our service delivery to members of the public. It is something we do quarterly basis and we held the second quarter retreat. From observation, all commanding officers within the zones are present.

“At the end of the retreat, our projections are; we all being on the same page and plan ahead to see exactly what every commanding officer needs to do so that at the end of the day we will collectively raise the bar. As at today, Lagos command is rates the best in the federation and we need to maintain that position, by seeing what we are doing correctly and wherever weaknesses are, we proffer solutions which was the take home to go back to their command to implement”.

On the part of Old Mutual, Olu Okunnu, the Learning Manager, Old Mutual Nigeria, said the company is in partnership with FRSC and other agencies on not only on financial needs but to see how they can support agencies to ensure Nigerians maintain health safety while driving and boarding.

“Old Mutual was established over five years ago in Nigeria. We are part of a strong and expanding global group with head office in South Africa. The group is spread over 14 countries and was founded in South Africa back in 1845. We are happy to partner with the FRSC because we see an opportunity to support our law enforcement officers.

“We already partner with the Civil Defense Corps and government agencies. We realize that most of your officers have dependents and financial needs and this is an opportunity to share information with them about how to protect their loved ones and the things they care about” Okunnu said.

 

ANTHONIA OBOKOH