The Federal Road Safety Corps has warned motorists to stop bribing men of the Corps. The newly deployed Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Assistant Corps Marshall, Imoh Etuk gave the warning in an interview with newsmen when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Bauchi Sector Command of the FRSC.
He said the warning became necessary because bribes corrupt the men of the Corps and portray the FRSC in a bad light.
“I charged them to be more visible on the highway, to eschew all forms of corruption and to ensure that issues of overloading are nipped in the bud. Just yesterday (Tuesday), the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) said nobody should give bribe to FRSC, to Police and so on.
“I’m also saying that don’t bribe our men. Do the needful. You don’t need to be bribing our people, do the needful and you’ll not run foul of the law. It is when you are deficient that you’ll want to use money.
“Don’t use money to do anything because the anti-corruption squad of the Corps will go out to ensure that these things are properly monitored. I am warning them to obey the traffic rules rather than using money especially during this Ramadan.”
Speaking on the Bauchi-Jos and Bauchi-Gombe roads that have become death traps with accidents occurring almost on a daily basis, he said he has charged the officers and men of the State sector Command that “the crashes on these roads and everywhere in the zone must be reduced to the barest minimum.” On the May 29th handing over, he said the three Sector Commands in the Zone have put up a strategic traffic control plan, adding that the Special Marshalls will do route-lining to ensure that the issue of congestion in the city is nipped in the bud.