The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that operatives of the corps will begin to bear arms to curtail the excesses of road users in the country.
The Chairman of the committee, Akinfolarin Mayowa, said this during the corps’ 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, on Thursday, November 5, in Abuja.
He said that the 1992 Act of FRSC allowed the corps to bear arms, adding, however, that this had yet to be implemented.
The chairman said it was necessary that the laws of the land were obeyed to allow the corps to function effectively by bearing arms.
According to him, eradicating accidents on the nation’s highways should be the collective responsibility of all Nigerians, adding that no stone should be left unturned to achieve this.
The lawmaker said that the committee would meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and also write to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the implementation of the Act.