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Speed limiting device: FRSC booked 2, 800 commercial drivers as advisory enforcement enters day 2

…Says full enforcement to begin January 2017

As the advisory enforcement on the use of speed limiting device by drivers nationwide enters the second day, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, disclosed that about 2, 800 commercial drivers have been issued tickets for non-compliance.

The Corps Marshal of tAThe Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, who made the disclosure, expressed satisfaction with the advisory enforcement on take off.

The advisory enforcement is a sort of subtle force that entails stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise is fixed and giving citation to offenders for corrective purposes.

The corps marshal, in a statement by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, explained that the enforcement was not to inflict pain on motorists and road users but for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its
usage and key into it.

He said the exercise is also known as free safety checks.

“In the coming days, the leadership of
the organised transport unions such as NURTW, NUPENG PTD, NARTO, RTEAN LUBOAN shall be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining FRSC top officers to patrol,” he said.

Oyeyemi, therefore, advised
commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the devise as
there is no going back on its full and real enforcement come January 2017.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.