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April 19, 2015

FRSC begins medical test for drivers in FCT

FRSC begins medical test for drivers in FCT

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Trustfund Pensions donates 5,000 reflective jackets to Corps

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has commenced medical test for commercial drivers in some designated motor parks in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, to determine their mental stability before they embark on any journey.

The FRSC is insisting that the exercise would stem the tide of indiscipline by drivers on Nigerian roads.

In a related development, the management of Trustfund Pensions Plc has donated 5,000 pieces of branded reflective jackets to the FRSC, as part of its corporate social responsibilities, CSR.

Presenting the branded reflective jackets to the Corps Marshal at the FRSC headquarters, Abuja, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MD/CEO, Mrs. Helen Da-Souza, said the partnership with the corps under its CSR initiative was in line with the global trend of business.

She said, “Trustfund Pensions Plc is committed to giving back to the society that has contributed to the success of its business. We are committed to touching the world around us and making it safe so that our people can actually live and retire into a quality standard of living.”

Dan-Souza noted that with enhanced visibility occasioned by the jackets, it would help in reducing hazards of the job and keep the corps officers safe as they work tirelessly to keep the highways safe.

Responding, the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed that the corps was committed to ensuring that Nigerian roads are safe, adding that the corps had embarked on regular test on drivers to establish the mental stability before they take off from some of the major parks.

He also said that the corps had kept to its promise of removing all obstructions on the highways and thanked the management of Trustfund Pensions for partnering with the corps with the donation of the reflective jackets.