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The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety
Commission (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi,
wednesday said the commission has generated
N1.6 billion from fines through its patrol
activities between January and November 2016.
Oyeyemi, who acknowledged that FRSC is not a
revenue generating agency, added that the
money was remitted directly to the consolidated
federation account In a statement made
available to journalists in Abuja, the FRSC boss
expressed appreciation to members of the
Senate Committee on Federal Character and
Inter-governmental Affairs for their support in the
timely release of its 2016 appropriation.
According to him, the timely release of funds
has led to enhanced logistic empowerment for
the commission as more patrol vehicles,
ambulances and tow trucks were purchased to
the operational fleet of the FRSC. Oyeyemi also
admitted that the overhead cost for 2016 budget
has been fully released, while the capital
releases were being effected based on
availability of funds He promised to would work
hard to ensure improved service delivery in order
to restore safety on Nigerian roads. In his
remark, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator
Tijani Kaura, admonished staff of the FRSC to
ensure their personal safety during patrol to
avoid being knocked down by reckless drivers.
Kaura, however, said the committee was
disturbed by reports of patrol men being hit by
reckless drivers while performing their legitimate
duties on the highways, warning that such
dastardly acts by the drivers are unacceptable
to members of the National Assembly. The
chairman stated that members of the committee
were on oversight functions to the FRSC
headquarters in Abuja to ascertain the level of
implementation of the 2016 budgetary
appropriations to the commission and to
familiarise themselves with its operations with a
view to determining areas of further legislative
support.

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