FRSC to digitalise records in 2014, says Chidoka
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Mr Osita Chidoka, on Wednesday said the organsisation would digitalise all its records in 2014 in order to improve on its operations.
Chidoka spoke with newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra after he delivered road safety leaflets to motorists at the Niger Bridge.
He said with the development the records of motorists, irrespective of their location in the country, would only be a click away through an online database.
“This is an important year for us in FRSC. It is a year of education and enforcement.
“We are moving our operations from the manual form to the digital form and people’s records will follow them anywhere in the country.
“I will advise road users to respect road rules and know that whatever offence or offences they commit will go along with them.
“FRSC is poised to protect the people who obey the rules on the road and punish those who disobey the rules,’’ the Corps Marshal said.
Chidoka said there was a reduction in road crashes in 2013, as well as in the number of people injured and deaths resulting from the accidents.
He said there was also a drop when the records of 2013 were compared with those of the previous three years.
The Corps Marshal also said the issuance of new licences to convoy drivers was ongoing.
“With this, we will be able to punish any of them who goes contrary to the traffic rules and also put them in effective check,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the leaflets which Chidoka distributed had inscriptions such as “Safer Roads, Fuller Lives’’ and “Avoid Over-loading and Over-Speeding’’.