President Tinubu Appoints New FRSC Corp Marshal

President Bola Tinubu has appointed ACM Shehu Mohammed as the new Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

This was confirmed in a letter of appointment dated May 20th, 2024, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume.

The letter stated that the appointment is in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the Federal Road Safety Commission Act, 2007, and takes effect from May 20th, 2024. Shehu Mohammed takes over from Dauda Ali Biu as the Corps Marshal of the FRSC.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years, effective from May 20th, 2024, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Act establishing the Commission.

President Tinubu tasked the appointee to bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment.

Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned motorists against conveying petrol in jerrycans while in transit. The Corps stated that this is to prevent accidents caused by fire.

FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Samuel Oyedeji, gave the warning at an event to mark the West African Road Safety Organisation (WARSO) day in the state.

He explained that the event aimed to promote the exchange of information and experiences among member states, create awareness about the effects of road traffic crashes, and encourage the creation of road safety bodies in West Africa.

Oyedeji cited recent fatalities in the state due to road traffic crashes.

The sector commander urged passengers and drivers to desist from the practice, especially given the current fuel scarcity in the nation.

Oyedeji identified speeding, overloading, and dangerous driving as major causes of road traffic crashes in the state.

He appealed to the motoring public to exhibit good character and cooperate with and support the FRSC to ensure safety on the roads.