Seven transport firms summoned over incessant accidents
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, is currently engaging seven transportation companies over incessant involvement in road accidents.
This emerged after FRSC denied reports in the media that it blacklisted the Peace Mass Transport company following the transport firm’s involvement in road accidents, which claimed 37 lives.
While making clarification, the Head, Media and Strategy of FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said on Wednesday, that it has not blacklisted any transport company.
He explained that 22 lives were lost in road accidents involving Peace Mass Transport, and not 37 as reported in a section of the media.
According to him, “We came out with a statistics to show that about 22 people were killed (in accident involving PMT) in recent time.
“But unfortunately, when we sent the press release out, there was an error where 37 were mentioned. It is actually 22.
“As a responsible and responsive organisation, we felt, we should correct the mistake because we are not here to spoil business for anybody. Our own concern is safety and way forward.
“So, having known through our record through the RTSSS that Peace Mass Transit of recent have been getting involved in accidents with some lives lost, a letter of invitation was sent to them.”
Kazeem said it is a routine exercise in FRSC to interface with transport firm after it was observed that it vehicles are getting involved in road crashes, adding that Peace Mass Transport’s case was not an exemption.
He noted that this was being done through a department in the corps, Road Transport Safety Standardisation Scheme (RTSSS) being supervised by the Corps Transport Standardisation Officer (CTSO).
“As I am talking to you, another six major fleet operators are being invited to Abuja in the next one week for the same purpose,” he said.
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