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FRSC Calls For Enforcement Of 45.72 Meters Right Of Way Regulation

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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged the Council of Works to call on governments at all levels to enforce the minimum 45.72 meters right of way regulation on all highways.

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, said this in an interview in Abuja.

Kazeem said the enforcement would go a long way in stopping unauthorised interference with the road ways and road crashes, thereby reducing casualties.

He appreciated the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola for his receptiveness to road safety activities.

He applauded him, particularly for the receptiveness to the Corps periodic advisory notes on road infrastructure, which he had always appreciated and directed intervention as soon as possible.

According to Kazeem, for every highway, there should be a particular distance where markets, buildings and other structures can be located. “This is the reason we want the compulsory minimum 45.72 meters right of way regulation on all highways. “This means that later, if government wants to expand the road, it should be able to expand it and accidents can be reduced to the barest minimum.

“But what we see now is that people would have encroached on the right of way and this will prevent future expansion of roads.

“We call on government to enforce this as this is for the benefit of all. This will go a long way to prevent crashes and traffic issues in our dear country,” he said.

Kazeem said the Corps operations would continue to reflect the aspiration of the Federal Government, which was to speed up Nigeria’s economic growth through macroeconomic stability and economic diversification.

He also said this would also be achieved by building a globally competitive economy through investment in infrastructure.

“Also by improving the business environment and promoting digital-led growth and investment in the Nigerian People through an array of Programmes that would turn the nation totally around.

Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, had on Friday said the corps had developed fresh plans to curb road accidents on the nation’s highways in 2021.


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