Celebrate Democracy Day with Caution – FRSC

Boboye Oyeyemi

Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps urges Nigerians to celebrate the democracy day with caution to avoid vehicular accidents on the road  

/ – May 28, [email protected] GMT/


AHEAD of the Friday inauguration of General Muhamadu Buhari,  as the president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the 29 State governors newly elected into office across the country, Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has admonished all Nigerians to obey the traffic rules and regulations while celebrating to ensure crash and obstruction-free events.


Oyeyemi gave the admonition in his ‘’2015 Democracy Day’’ message to the nation, pointing out that the event which is marked on May 29, of every year as public holiday in Nigeria, was characterised by increased vehicular movement across the nation’s highways, wide jubilation, traffic gridlocks, deaths and injuries which occasion violation of traffic rules and regulations.

He reiterated that traffic management during the period had been challenging in the past, but expected to be more this year, due to the inauguration of the new president and governors in some states.


‘’We have made adequate arrangements to effectively manage the expected rise in vehicular movement across the states of the federation, including the FCT. However, our major concern is the attitude of some motorists who may latch on the occasion to engage in reckless driving, overloading and speed violation with negative repercussions, not only to themselves but other road users,’’ he said.


‘’All pedestrians must equally be mindful of their safety as they interact with the road to avoid being run-over by motorists. I urge all Nigerians not to bask in the euphoria of celebration to engage in acts capable of undermining traffic order, thereby causing themselves and others untoward and unnecessary pains.


“All Nigerians must use the road with the consciousness that it is only the living that celebrates. I am sure with such realisation, Nigerians would celebrate devoid of unpleasant outcome and live to celebrate more democracy days to come’’. Oyeyemi added.


The Federal Road Safety Corps is the lead agency for road traffic management and administration in Nigeria and the World Bank example of a lead agency in road traffic administration in Africa. Established on 18 February, 1988, Oyeyemi, its Corps Marshal, was appointed on July 23, is the first officer within the FRSC to lead the organisation.

 / – May 28, [email protected] GMT/



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