Apapa Gridlock: FRSC Warns Officers Against Bribe Taking

The FRSC has warned its officers against collecting bribes in the
course of their duties at the gridlocked area in Apapa. See what will
happen to faulting officers!

Officers of the Federal Road
Safety Corps (FRSC) deployed to manage the highly publicized Apapa
Gridlock in Lagos State have been warned to avoid corrupt practices such
as collecting bribe as those found wanting will be dismissed from
service.

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Spokesman of the FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem gave the warning
in Lagos, stating that their personnel are aware of the zero tolerance
of corrupt activities in the FRSC. Officers involved in such activities
would face a disciplinary committee. Anyone found guilty would be issued
summary dismissal.

“That is why we still do
surveillance on our own. We don’t leave the monitoring to the committee.
We have a role to make sure that our men don’t take part in any
corruption tendencies,” he said.

Addressing newsmen after attending a meeting which had other traffic
agencies in attendance, Kazeem said that the FRSC was collaborating with
the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and some security
agencies in an effort to create free human and vehicular movements in
the congested Apapa area.

According to the spokesman, the
clearing up will not obstruct movements; commuters will be able to go
about their daily activities while the work is being done.

“The
clearance of the Apapa gridlock is a work in progress. A lot of work
has been put in place. The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing is
superintending over it to ensure that all relevant agencies especially
as it concerns traffic control are mobilized,” Kazeem added.

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