House of Representative is considering on federal road safety corps (FRSC) to operate with firearm to curtail the excesses of road user in Nigeria.
House of Representative committee made the disclosure during the FRSC 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, on Thursday in abuja.
Chairman of FRSC Akinfolarin Mayowa,explained that the 1992 act of FRSC corps allow them to carry guns.
Mayowa said the implementation had become necessary to ensure law were obeyed and to allow the road safety officers function effectively
The committee would meet with secretary to the government of the federation boss Mustapha,and seek president muhammadu buhari’s appendages to implement the act.
A member, Solomon maren,added that the committee would discuss the matter with the IGP Mohammed Adamu
The law maker said there were more risk on the road,adding that the FRSC should now bear arms
FRSC corps marshal,boboye oyeyemi,decried incidents where motorists threatened personnel on duty and stressed that weapon bearing for protection would curtail violent road user and protect officers