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FRSC Urges Enforcement Of Right Of Way Regulation To Reduce Accidents

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated its call on the Council of Works to call on governments at all levels to enforce the minimum 45.72-metre distance right of way regulation on highway hedges.
Corps Public Education Officer Bisi Kazeem said this yesterday in an interview with The Tide ource yesterday in Abuja.
Kazeem said that the enforcement would go a long way in reducing road crashes by checking unauthorised interference beyond the stipulated distance on the hedges of highways.
He appreciated the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, for his receptiveness to road safety activities.
According to Kazeem, for every highway, there should be a particular distance where markets, buildings and other structures can be located.
“This is the reason we want the compulsory minimum 45.72-metre distance right of way regulation on all highways.
“This means that later, if government wants to expand the road, it should be able to expand it and accidents can be reduced to the barest minimum,” he said.
“But what we see now is that people would have encroached on the right of way and this will prevent future expansion of roads.
“We call on government to enforce this as this is for the benefit of all. This will go a long way to prevent crashes and traffic issues in our country,” he said.
Kazeem said that the corps operations would continue to reflect the aspiration of the federal government, which was to speed up Nigeria’s economic growth through macro-economic stability and diversification.
He also said this would also be achieved by building a globally competitive economy through investment in infrastructure.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, had on Jan. 22, said that the corps had developed fresh plans to curb road accidents on the nation’s highways in 2021.

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Northern Senators’ Forum Seeks Lasting Solutions To Insecurity

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Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, (APC-Sokoto) has called for lasting solutions to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.
Wamakko made the call while briefing newsmen after the caucus’ closed-door session, held in Abuja, last Wednesday.
He said: “We must continue to find more solutions that can be applied to the security challenges.
“Of course, there are many ways of finding a solution. I know we are using the security outfit very well, but there are other ways of finding lasting solutions to the challenges, facing our country today.
“We are concerned as Nigerians and as northerners.
“This country has to be as free as possible, so that every Nigerian can move freely to do their normal businesses without any fear or security challenge, “he said.
He noted that at resumption on June 22, the forum would hold another meeting which would be aimed at strengthening the decisions taken so far.

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Reps Seek End To Abuses In Orphanages

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The House of Representatives has appealed to the Federal Government to end incessant abuses in orphanages across the country by the operators.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. James Owolabi (APC-Lagos) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja
Speaking on the motion, Owolabi said that many orphanages were not registered, making it impossible for the authorities to ascertain the actual number of children in their custody.
He said that the unregistered orphanages were also involved in illegal operations such as child trafficking and nocturnal abuse of children.
He said it was the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of citizens including orphans.
The House therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to collaborate with relevant agencies of government towards ending the abuse.
It mandated the committee on Women Affairs to ensure compliance.

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Ganduje Restates Commitment To Community Policing In Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reiterated his commitment to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
Ganduje made this known when the Nigeria Police Force Community Policing Agenda, appointed him as its National Patron.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar in Kano, Ganduje said:”we have community policing at the village, ward , local government, emirates levels.
“We chose 16 young people from each of the 44 local governments areas of the state for constabulary training,” he said.
Responding, the National Secretary of the association, Amb. Ibrahim Aboki said that the governor was nominated for his efforts in strengthening community policing.
“This is a man of honesty, integrity and philanthropy, the able and amiable dynamic leader and a ”Goal Getter:
“The security champion, we are presenting to you, an award and a letter as a National Patron.
“We duly acknowledge your role in pioneering, promoting and consolidating all security formations, security agencies and special constabularies,” he said.

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