We didn’t approve firearms for FRSC — Nigerian Reps

The House of Representatives has denied approving that members of the Federal Road Safety Corps carry and use firearms.

The House Committee on FRSC, at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, which later issued a statement, said it only expressed concerns over the safety of members of the corps.

On Thursday, the Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, had appeared before the committee to defend the 2021 budget proposed by the FRSC, where he lamented the threats to officers of the corps.

At the meeting, the lawmakers suggested that members of the corps should bear arms to curtail the excesses of road users in the country.

Akinfolarin had noted that the 1992 Act of FRSC allowed the corps to bear arms but it had yet to be implemented.

The committee had planned to meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and write the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as well as taking up the matter with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

 

 

– Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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