Nigeria FRSC begins clampdown on overloaded school buses

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered operatives to clampdown on overloaded school vehicles.

The directive was announced in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Mr Bisi Kazeem on Saturday.

Oyeyemi ordered Sector Commanders in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to impound school buses carrying more than the required number of children.
Th statesment noted that the operation will be carried out in the morning and afternoon when schools close for the day.

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“The clampdown has become very necessary going by the deliberate efforts made by school proprietors, their management and the bus drivers to make mockery of established laws possibly to achieve some economic gains.
”And this is at the detriment of the lives of the school children conveyed to and fro school by those busses.

”We have tried to enlighten these drivers and the proprietors on many occasions to make them comply with the minimum safety standards on passengers carriage but they kept contravening the laws”, it read.

The corps said it was championing child safety campaign as it targets to reduce and possibly eradicate all crashes involving school children.

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