On September 8, 2023, a team from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), led by Sector Commander Babatunde Farunloye, paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to discuss critical matters concerning road safety and security within Lagos State. This visit was part of the Sector Commanders familiarization tour aimed at establishing collaboration with key security stakeholders in the state to enhance the efficiency of the security system.
SCC Babatunde Farunloye informed the Fund of the agency’s mandate which is to ‘make the nation’s highways safe for motorists and other road users nationwide’ and also raised concerns about the challenges faced by FRSC, particularly the attitudes of motorists towards uniformed personnel. He acknowledged that addressing these issues required a multi-faceted approach
and collaboration with organizations like LSSTF.
Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, the Executive Secretary/CEO of LSSTF, acknowledged the economic difficulties faced by citizens and urged FRSC to approach motorists with empathy. He stressed the importance of fostering a positive relationship between uniformed personnel and the public.
The ES also noted the inadequacy of FRSC personnel in Lagos and suggested that this issue should be addressed to ensure effective road safety measures across the state.
Both parties agreed on the importance of citizen sensitization and training. The Executive Secretary highlighted the need to educate the public about road safety measures, while SCC Babatunde Farunloye expressed FRSC’s commitment to enhancing public awareness through various initiatives.
In concluding the visit, the Executive Secretary expressed his appreciation to Sector Commander Babatunde Farunloye and the entire FRSC team for their visit and commitment to improving road safety and security in Lagos State. He assured the FRSC of LSSTF’s support and collaboration in addressing the challenges discussed during the meeting.