The Lagos state government has reiterated its commitment towards rendering support to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in ensuring safety and ease of movement on Lagos roads.
The commissioner for transportation, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde made this known at the 2019 Sectoral Workshop for Special Marshals in Lagos.
He applauded the huge contribution of the FRSC volunteer arm towards the achievement of the corps’ goals, while asserting that the special marshals must embrace technology in their operation to meet demands of the evolving society.
Oladeinde stated that technology has become a necessary tool for efficient traffic management.
He added that the state has commenced the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to capture information thereby reducing human interface and encouraging voluntary compliance on the part of citizens.
“Transportation is the engine of any economy, as such the present the administration is focused on transportation and traffic management which is the first pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
“But we are not unaware that a lot still needs to be done in the transport sector,” he said.
The commissioner called for more voluntary enrollment into the FRSC while maintaining that volunteers will complement the inadequate number of regular officers across the country.