Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi FRSC Corps expressed this concern at the capacity building workshop and implementation of the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy II on Tuesday in Abuja.
Marshal alleged that the last three months had not been pleasant to the corps because motorists chose to travel in the night due to the daily enforcement of traffic laws by the FRSC across the country.
“The most recent is at Okene around 3 a.m. in which an articulated vehicle, carrying 50 people on top of its articles had an accident.
“However, what I am saying now is that accidents with heavy fatality occurs at night and l had already made representations to the federal government.
“We wake up each day and realised accidents have occurred around 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. mostly; and it is a worrisome dimensions.
“However, we have made appropriate recommendations for the government to give us the support required to tackle this”.
Oyeyemi said that the corps had evolved over the years as a multi-sectoral agency that tackled road indiscipline.
He said that the corps had also leverage inter-agency cooperation, especially for staff training, saying that the workshop was a document product of prolonged interface of relevant agencies.
“Road Safety is multi-sectoral and now the federal government has assigned the role of each agency from the police, FRSC, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and to the Federal Ministry of Works and Transportation as to what makes a road safety management for a country.
“We urge all our sister agencies to continue supporting us in ensuring safety of lives and property in the country,’’ he said.
The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Agba, said that there was urgent need to strengthen the motoring and evaluation strategy to achieve the aim of Road Safety Strategy II.
Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) confirms that no fewer than two persons dead with 29 vehicles burnt in early morning accident on Kara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.