FRSC Seeks CU’s Support for Ember Months Campaign
The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has solicited the partnership of Covenant University in its campaign towards sensitising members of the public to be safety conscious while using the roads as the Yuletide period gradually creeps in.
The Unit Commander, FRSC, Ota, Assistant Corps Commander Leye Adegboyega made the request on behalf of his organisation on Monday, October 31, 2016, when he paid a courtesy visit on the Covenant University Management.
The FRSC, according to Adegboyega, had launched its ember months campaign in September, but needs the support of Covenant University with November and December still to come in 2016. “Even a small campaign within the campus to address staff and students would be appreciated,” he said.
Tracing back the relationship between the agency and Covenant University to the last administration in the university, the Assistant Corps Commander expressed appreciation to the institution for granting the FRSC a slot on the university’s community radio station, Hebron FM. While commending the university on the invention of speed limiters by its faculty, he requested for more slots for the FRSC on Hebron FM and emphasised on training and retraining of drivers and car owners in the university.
The university’s Chairman, Road Safety Committee, Professor Daniel Gberevbie, in his comments, said Covenant University attaches great importance to safety on campus, a fact buttressed by the university’s decision to have its staff – with or without driving licenses – subjected to training. The partnership, he hoped, will enhance the FRSC’s drive towards enforcing road safety on campuses and the larger society would be better for it.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA Atayero, who appreciated the FRSC representative for his courtesy visit, revealed his passion about safety on Covenant University’s and Nigerian roads in general. He described as a “very good thing”, the FRSC’s efforts at ensuring safety and promised that the agency’s slot on Hebron FM would be increased.
“For ember months campaign, let us know what to do to give you the necessary support. Whatever support you’ve been enjoying we’ll take it to the next level because management is a continuum,” said the Vice-Chancellor.