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FRSC absolves agency seeking Sharia Law enforcement on traffic violators


Authorities at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has dissociated itself from what it described as baseless and unfounded opinion currently published on different news platforms calling on the agency to introduce sharia Law to compliment existing extant regulations on enforcement of traffic rules and prosecution of offenders. FRSC said the entire statement does not in anyway, reflect the position of the Corps.

Meanwhile, the corp marshal of the FRSC, Dauda Ali Biu has recalled with immediate effect, the sector commander to the National Headquarters Abuja, for necessary administrative action because he through the quoted statements has breached the FRSC regulations and the standard operating procedures.

Without any reservation, it is key to inform the general public that the FRSC is a government agency with statutory responsibilities for road safety administration in Nigeria and sensitive to the country’s multi-religious as well as heterogeneous ethnic composition.

The Corps was founded through decree number 45, as amended by decree 35 of 1992 referred to in the statute books as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN). The Act was passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Corps (establishment) Act 2007.

By this very fact, it is important to clearly posit that the Corps is neither a religious nor sectional organisation, but a federal government agency established with a mandate that is guided by the provisions of an establishment Act; and not a sharia, mosaic, customary, canon or any other law whatsoever that contradicts the provisions of it’s establishment Act, or the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to Bisi Kazeem, assistant corps marshal and corps public education officer, FRSC headquarters, the lead agency role is shielded in strict compliance with established regulations duly passed by the National Assembly.

As such, the public is called to disregard such publication because it is outrightly baseless, unfounded and does not apply in the FRSC operations and service to the Nigerian people.

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