The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde has Commended the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the ongoing Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP) aimed at improving driving school operations in Nigeria, by developing uniform standards, safety consciousness, professionalism and proficiency in driver education.

Mogaji Akin Fagbemi PhD., The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) who spoke on behalf of the Governor at the 2021 National Workshop for Proprietors and Trainings for Instructors of Driving Schools organized by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed that the Oyo State Government would consolidate on the existing partnership with the Corps to ensure continuous and adequate training of drivers across the State.

In his prepared address, Governor Seyi Makinde extolled the FRSC for “the great successes recorded in monitoring and regulating the driving school industry through driver training education which is evident in the reduction of road traffic crashes over the years as a result of improved driver education in recent times”.

The Governor added, “It is also very important to note here, that training of learner and professional drivers must be carried out in accordance with standards enshrined in the driving schools training manual, with all the required training facilities in place, most importantly trainees must undergo all the sessions required for the type of vehicles they intend to learn how to drive and at the end must pass the Compulsory Computer Base Test (CBT) before the National Drivers Licence is issued to them”.

“Through these efforts put in place by the FRSC, Nigeria has been recognized globally by several organizations including the United Nations and other international road safety organizations. Our National Drivers Licence is now recognized and accepted by counties across the globe. These are very encouraging achievements that would be intensely worked upon to reduce the accident index of Oyo State particularly at this ember months where there are more vehicular movements usually associated with some haste, rush and unacceptable attitude of untrained drivers”, the Governor said.

Governor Makinde whilst enjoining all participants to contribute greatly during the technical sessions with a view to adding positively to the progress of the driving school industry, encouraged drivers across the State to be more careful during this last quarter of the year as the vigilance of everyone means safety for all while negligence of anyone portends danger to all.

Stakeholders at the workshop includes the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Director DSS Oyo State Command, Representative of the FRSC Corp Marshal, Representatives of the Comptroller General of Customs, NSCDC among several others.

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