By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Sokoto Command, Mr. Ayobami Omiyale, Thursday cautioned the personnel of the commission against any form of extortion, warning that offenders should be ready to face the unpalatable consequences.
Omiyale gave the warning at the opening of a zonal retreat of the commission on the Presidential Executive Order, Number 1, on the Ease of Doing Business, signed recently by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in Sokoto.
He maintained that no official should receive or demand bribe, and on no occasion should they extort money from the motoring public.
”No officer should delay any offender, hoping that he or she will negotiate. You should be contented at all times. We must all buckle up to fully mitigate the major causes of road traffic crashes in the zone, comprising of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States,” he said.
According to him, the major causes of accident include overloading, speed violations, dangerous driving, wrong overtaking, seat belts and fire safety violations, among others.