FRSC declares war on overloaded school buses

By Felix Khanoba

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered a total clampdown on overloaded school buses that convey children to private schools in the country.

Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who ordered the corps’ field operatives to get tough on such private schools’ vehicles, said the move is part of organised efforts to reduce crashes involving children.

A statement by the spokesman of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, posted on FRSC verified twitter handle @ FRSC, Nigeria, on Saturday, said the Corps Marshal directed Sector Commanders across the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory to impound at sight, any private school bus carrying more than the required number of school children.

“This operation will be carried out in the morning and afternoon when schools close for the day,” the statement added.

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