Bauchi Gov, Bala wants FRSC personnel to bear arms


By Umar Sa’id Moh’d, Baúchi

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has suggested that personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) be allowed to carry arms for self-defense as well as law enforcement tasks.

The Bauchi governor made the suggestion yesterday when he granted audience to the participants of Senior Course 2 from the FRSC command and staff college Udi, Enugu state at the Government house Bauchi.

He explained that his administration has embarked on construction of Roads across the state to ease transportation of goods, reduce accidents and services for the rapid economic growth and development of the state.

He blamed frequent road accidents especially on federal roads in the state for disregarding traffic laws and regulations by motorists, saying the rationale behind the establishment of Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency BAROTA is to work in synergy with Federal Government’s Road agencies like FRSC to ensure strict compliance to traffic laws.

He commended the FRSC Participants for choosing the state as a place for their educational tour and promised for more collaboration with the FRSC for the benefit of all.

Earlier speaking, the Commandant FRSC Command and staff training college Udi Assistant Corps Marshall Chidibere Okonta described Bauchi as a state with the Best road networks within the Northeast region.

He added that the Theme of the visit was “Enhancing FRSC partnership for reduction of road traffic accidents in Nigeria” and how it could be translated into action in the country.

The Commandant also commended the Governor for prioritizing the construction of Roads but called for the provision of roads signs as well as enlightenment of the commuters on the need to observe roads sign.