MR Sunday Maku, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission, Kwara State Command, has reiterated the commission’s commitment toward boosting the moral and welfare of its personnel.
Maku made the commitment on Monday during a familiarisation visit to FRSC Omu-Aran Unit Command in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area.
The sector commander accompanied on the visit by top officials from the FRSC Command Headquarters in Ilorin also visited Offa, Baruteen, Odo-Owa and Erin-Ile unit commands.
He said the visit became necessary to have firsthand knowledge of the state of infrastructure and to enable interaction on challenges being faced by the workers.
The sector commander disclosed that the visit to units and outstations under the state command was also part of the FRSC quarterly routine exercise.
Maku said the role of the workers in ensuring the desired safety on roads could not be over-emphasised.
“That is why there is every need to continue to encourage and boost the morale of workers to achieve optimum performance in the discharge of their civic responsibilities.
“This kind of visit is a routine exercise within the state command and this particular one is meant for the first quarter of the year 2017.
“Through such visit we will have information on happenings in every unit, in terms of staff performance, comportment and constraints to address these challenges promptly.
“The whole essence is to put the workers on a sound mindset to enable them carry out their duties satisfactorily.
“This is talking about the recently introduced speed limiting device and the commission’s zero tolerance to road crashes initiatives,” Maku said.
The FRSC boss urged the workers to continue to maintain cordial and harmonious relationship with their host communities and other stakeholders to achieve desired success.
He assured them that high productivity and diligence would be duly recognised and rewarded.
Maku commended the Federal Government on the recent approval given for the reconstruction of Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Kabba highway, saying it was a welcomed development.
Mr Olusegun Adetunji, Commander, FRSC Omu-Aran Unit Command, expressed the optimism that the visit would spur workers to be more dedicated and active in their duty posts.
He disclosed that the unit in collaboration with Mucenty Hotels and Suites, Omu-Aran, was planning a sensitisation seminar for about 150 commercial motorcyclists in the area scheduled for April 12.
Adetunji said the seminar was part of the unit’s strategies toward enlightening and educating the motorcyclists on the need for compliance with road traffic rules and regulations.
“It is our strong desire to always keep our major stakeholders well informed on do’s and don’ts of road traffic operations so as not to run contrary of the law,” he said.