The Federal Government has unveiled new guidelines for Special Marshals, an arm of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), to strengthen the operations of the group.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, unveiled the new guidelines during the 15th National Summit of the Special Marshals on Thursday in Abuja.
Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office OSGF, Dr. Maurice Mbaeri, said the guidelines would strengthen operations of the group to contribute more to national development.
He said the Federal Government had provided a platform to strengthen road traffic legislation and enhanced the regulation of activities of road safety in Nigeria, adding that the job of road safety was everybody’s responsibility.
He added that Special Marshals were encouraged to take precaution to ensure the safety of motorists and users of Nigerian roads.
“Most of the mishaps happen in the state so the states need to key into this effectively to ensure safety of all road users at all times. The project of volunteerism is natural in the sense that it is purely to ensure the safety of Nigerians on the roads. So it is not a political issue, or partisan in nature.