- Reports have it that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has been backed to begin bearing guns
- Chairman House of Representatives Committee on FRSC, Akinfolarin Mayowa has revealed that it is high time the Road Safety Corps Officers began carrying gun
The legislator informed that the 1992 Act of FRSC supports officers to bear guns
A good number of Nigerians have reacted and commented on the development, stating that the House of Representatives members are insensitive to the plights of Nigerians.
“The House of Representatives Committee on FRSC made the disclosure during the corps’ 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, on Thursday in Abuja.
“The Chairman, Akinfolarin Mayowa, explained that the 1992 Act of FRSC allowed the corps to carry guns, NAN reports.
“Mayowa said the implementation had become necessary to ensure laws were obeyed and to allow the FRSC function effectively.
“He disclosed that the committee would meet with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and also write to President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the Act.” Daily Post reported.
Nigerians who reacted and commented on the issue believed that it was a misplaced priority for FRSC officers to begin bearing guns.