Mr Meshach Jatau, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Commander, Zone 11, has cautioned officers of the corps against unprofessionalism and corrupt practices, for effective service delivery.
Jatau said in an interview with our reporter on Friday in Osogbo that the corps had zero tolerance for corruption.
The commander further stated that FRSC remained committed towards promoting professionalism in the discharge of its mandate.
He urged members of the corps to guard against operational hazards for their safety.
“You are aware that we frown against bribery, the corps is committed to ensuring sanity and safety on highways.
“Our officers are aware that we expect them to protect the image of the corps, that is the reason we urge then to take their pre-patrol briefings seriously.
“This will prepare their mindset and ensure that enforcement operations are carried out in line with established guidelines,” he said.
Jatau stated that FRSC in the zone would continue to sensitise officials and road users to the need to promote road safety.
He said that it was the duty of road users and officers of the corps to ensure safer highways during the Enber Months.
“We intend to do better this year. In the last months of 2022, no fewer 215 persons died in about 521 traffic crashes in the zone.
“Also, a total of 1,345 persons sustained various degrees of injuries across the zone during the period.
“We are committed to reducing this figures by 50 per cent in the 2023 ember month season,” he said.
Jatau further said that the zone would continue to move against unlicensed drivers in order to protect the lives of road users.