Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said that the corps would soon launch “Operation Zero Tolerance” to curb road crashes in the ember months.
Oyeyemi said this during the funeral service of Pastor Benjamin Olugbemide in Ibadan on Friday, August 13.
1st News reports that Olugbemide was the father of Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, Commander, Lagos sector of the FRSC.
Oyeyemi said that the corps was planning huge patrol operations and would also intensify public enlightenment.
“We are planning to deploy people to various patrol points all over the 36 states in the country.
“We have started awareness campaigns in various motor parks to check crashes during the ember period,” the FRSC boss said.
He decried the recklessness exhibited by convoy drivers and some security agencies and declared that such carelessness was responsible for many road accidents.
On the late Olugbemide, he said that all the testimonies from the Church had proven that he contributed to the spiritual field and had saved many souls and marriages.
The FRSC Marshal urged other well-wishers to live good lives and inculcate the fear of God into their daily lives.
Oyeyemi said that he represented the Corps in honouring late Olugbemide, and urged Nigerians to drive safely in order to stay alive.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that every civil servant deserves to own a home; hence the need to reform the Nigerian Civil Service.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday, August 13, said the vice president spoke; after receiving a briefing on the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The presentation was made by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan.
The meeting is a presidential level briefing of the reform process of the Federal Civil Service which has been on since 2017.
The reform is being led by Steering and Implementation Committees with membership; drawn from the public and private sectors with the engagement of development partners.
According to Osinbajo, there is a need to do something bold and big that will make a difference.