The House of Representatives Committee on FRSC has made a disclosure that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) operatives will begin to bear firearms to curtail the excesses of road users in Nigeria.
They made this comment during the corps’ 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, on Thursday in Abuja.
The Chairman of the committee, 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.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, decried incidents where motorists threatened personnel on duty.
Oyeyemi stressed that weapon bearing for protection would curtail violent road users and protect officers and confirmed that the corps has 280 formations, with presence in nearly all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.