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High rate of extortion forces el-Rufai to ban FRSC from Kaduna roads

Rising from incessant complains by motorists in parts of Kaduna State, the Governor has issued order barring officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) from conducting any form of checkpoints in Kaduna state.

In a statement Wednesday by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to Gov. Nasiru el-Rufai on Media and Publicity, “The council acted following complaints that FRSC officials were acting in ways reminiscent of the VIO that was dissolved by the state government following widespread unease at their acts of disrespect for the public and penchant for extortion”.

The decision form part of resolutions at the State Security Council meeting after reviewing cases and complains.

Government made it clear that till further notice, FRSC personnel have been barred “from indiscriminately stopping vehicles for inspection in Kaduna town, a situation which has been responsible for avoidable traffic congestion and accidents.”

While bundling all the FRSC officials out of the state, the government however, directed them to concentrate their activities “in ensuring safe travel on highways such as the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.”

The government also stopped henceforth, the act of loading firewood, tomatoes and other goods on top of petrol tankers throughout the state, because of the danger to lives and property.

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