This pages explains what the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) does. In February 1988, the Federal Government created the Federal Road Safety Commission through Decree No. 45 of the 1988 as amended by Decree 35 of 1992 referred to in the statute books as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN). Passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Commission (establishment) Act 2007. The functions of the Commission generally relates to:
- Making the highway safe for motorists and other road users.
- Recommending works and devices designed to eliminate or minimize accidents on the highways and advising the Federal and State Governments including the Federal Capital Territory Administration and relevant governmental agencies on the localities where such works and devices are required, and
- Educating motorists and members of the public on the importance of discipline on the highway.
In particular the Commission is charged with the responsibilities for:
- Preventing or minimizing accidents on the highway;
- Clearing obstructions on any part of the highways;
- Educating drivers, motorists and other members of the public generally on the proper use of the highways;
- Designing and producing the driver’s license to be used by various categories of vehicle operators;
- Determining, from time to time, the requirements to be satisfied by an applicant for a driver’s licence;
Designing and producing vehicle number plates
- The standardization of highway traffic codes;
- Giving prompt attention and care to victims of accidents
- Conducting researches into causes of motor accidents and methods of preventing them and putting into use the result of such researches;
- Determining and enforcing speed limits for all categories of roads and vehicles and controlling the use of speed limiting devices;
- Cooperating with bodies or agencies or groups in road safety activities or in prevention of accidents on the highways;
Making regulations in pursuance of any of the functions assigned to the Corps by or under this Act.
- Regulating the use of sirens, flashers and beacon lights on vehicles other than ambulances and vehicles belonging to the Armed Forces, Nigeria Police, Fire Service and other Para-military agencies;
- Providing roadside and mobile clinics for the treatment of accident victims free of charge;
- Regulating the use of mobile phones by motorists;
- Regulating the use of seat belts and other safety devices;
- Regulating the use of motorcycles on the highway;
- Maintaining the validity period for drivers’ licences which shall be three years subject to renewal at the expiration of the validity period; and
- In exercise of the functions, members of the Commission shall have power to arrest and prosecute persons reasonably suspected of having committed any traffic offence.
Regular Marshals are uniformed personnel in the Federal Road Safety Corps. The services of a regular marshal is permanently paid and pensionable unlike Special Marshal whose services are voluntary in nature. The “Regular” as the name implies, indicates that the marshal is duty bound to be regular in the discharge of its statutory duties. One of the primary feature of a regular marshal is that they serve as a public relation officer, in order words they protray the image of the Commission to the public.
FRSC OFFICERS RANKS / STRUCTURE
- ARC - Assistant Route Commander (Entry Point)
- DRC - Deputy Route Commander
- RC - Route Commander
- SRC - Superintendent Route Commander
- CRC - Chief Route Commander
- ACC - Assistant Corps Commander
- DCC - Deputy Corps Commander
- CC - Corps Commander
- ACM - Assistant Corps Marshal
- DCM - Deputy Corps Marshal
- CM - Corps Marshal
FRSC MARSHALS RANKS / STRUCTURE
RMAIII = Road Marshal Assistant III (Entry Point)
RMAII = Road Marshal Assistant II
RMAI = Road Marshal Assistant I
SRMA = Senior Road Marshal Assistant
DCRMA = Deputy Chief Road Marshal Assistant
CRMA = Chief Road Marshal Assistant
Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs)
MI-III = Marshal Inspector III
MI-II = Marshal Inspector II
MI-I = Marshal Inspector I
Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs)
SMI = Senior Marshal Inspector
PMI = Principal Marshal Inspector
ACI = Assistant Chief Inspector
DCI = Deputy Chief Inspector
CI = Chief Inspector
FRSC Departments and Corps Office
DEPARTMENTS - ABBREVIATION
OPERATIONS = OPS
ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES = AHR
SPECIAL MARSHAL AND PARTNERSHIP = SMP
TRAINING STANDARDIZATION AND CERTIFICATION = TSC
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS = F&A
MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION = MVA
POLICY RESEARCH AND STATISTICS = PRS
TECHNICAL SERVICES AND SPECIAL DUTIES = TSSD
CORPS OFFICES - ABBREVIATIONS
CORPS LEGAL ADVISER = CLA
CORPS BUDGET = CB
CORPS MEDICAL AND RESCUE OFFICE = CMRO
CORPS PROCUREMENT OFFICE = CPRO
Special Marshals - ESTABLISHMENT
The Special Marshals are the volunteer arm of the Federal Road Safety Corps. This volunteer arm was created by the same FRSC statute Sec. 10 (1)… “the Corps” which shall consist of such number of uniform and non-uniform members as may be determined, from time to time, by the Commission. FRSC Establishment Act (2007). They are men and women of means, with proven integrity in society, and able to influence their immediate environment (work place/community) in favor of the course of road safety. The Act empowers the Special Marshals to carry out patrol and other activities that ensure good road usage on our highways. Just like their Regular counterparts, they can arrest and book traffic offenders as well as prosecute them when necessary.
ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL MARSHAL
The Special Marshals are administered by a Department headed by an Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM). The department is called Special Marshals and Partnership.
There are four (4) levels of Special Marshals Administration
1. Unit Level
The Unit Command is the grass root level of the Commission. Special Marshals at this level are coordinated by a Special Marshals Unit Coordinator who is responsible to the Unit Commander. Like any other level, there could be more than one Special Marshals Unit in the Command with at least fifteen members in each Unit.
2. State / Sector Level
At the Sector level, the Special Marshals are coordinated by the State Coordinator who is responsible to the Sector Commander. The jurisdiction of the State Coordinator covers all the Special Marshals at the Unit and State levels.
3. Zonal Level
Some Zonal Commands have two or three states while some have four. The Special Marshals in each zone are coordinated by a Zonal Coordinator who is responsible to the Zonal Commanding Officer. There are no Zonal Special Marshals, the Commanding officer administers the Special Marshals through the respective Heads of Special Marshals in the Command.
4. National Level
This is the Management body of the Special Marshals, at the National Level, the Special Marshals are headed by the National Coordinator who is responsible to the ACM (SM). He oversees the affairs of the Special Marshals at the National Level. He liaises between the Special Marshals and the Management of the Corps. The National Executive Council (NEC) is made up of 15 members: the National Coordinator, 12 Zonal Coordinators are members and 2 ex officio (who are past National Coordinators). They also vie and hold the under listed Six offices. The NEC holds meeting biannually with the Corps Marshal presiding and the ACM SMP, ACM Operations, Corps Intelligence Officer, Personal Staff Officer to COMACE in attendance.
The Six Offices in the NEC, these are:
- National Coordinator
- Deputy national Coordinator
- National Secretary
- Asst National Secretary
- National Treasurer
- Public Relations Officer.
STRENGTH OF SPECIAL MARSHALS
The strength of Special Marshals currently stands at 13,053 in all the 12 Zones. In 1996, over 15,000 members of Special Marshals were registered nationwide, shortly after then the management deemed it necessary to prune down the number to a manageable figure of 8000. In 2001 there was pressure from the National Executive Committee of the Special Marshals for increase. The Management approval increase the numbers of members to its current figure of 13, 053. Management has approved the increase of more members to 30,000 by 2012. With this approval, membership of Special Marshals is to be spread across the country to the grassroots and to include all profession
FUNCTIONS OF SPECIAL MARSHALS
- Monitor road users and Road Marshals with a view to providing constructive feedback to the Commission.
- Patrol the highways and control traffic on group basis.
- Participate in research activities relevant to road safety.
- Organize, sponsor or participate in workshops, public enlightenment programmers and Road Safety Campaigns.
- Organize and encourage Road Safety Clubs.
- Any other function as may be assigned from time to time by the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive (COMACE).
This is conferred only on Executive governors of State as Patron of Special Marshals and can be performed only by Corps Marshal and Chief Executive.
HONOURARY SPECIAL MARSHALS
Some very important, highly placed individuals have honourary Special Marshals conferred on them due to their notable and outstanding contribution to safety on our roads. Such individuals do not need to apply, their contributions/position determines their eligibility..
Every state has three (3) slots for Honourary Special Marshals in a year.
Special Marshals go out on patrols in groups on the days agreed by them. The take off point of patrols must be the Command office where they are issued with the Notice of Offence booklets and routes to cover. Special Marshals can book offenders and even prosecute. But emphasis on their patrol activities is on public enlightenment.
WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND NATIONAL SUBMIT
Special Marshals organize annual programmes to create more awareness and enlightenment; among themselves, to increase their effectiveness and build their capacity.
This is an annual event organized by Special Marshals at the state level. Special Marshals in each state plan and execute this programme with the support of the Command. Some of the common events of the workshops are public enlightenment, presentation of papers on relevant issues concerning their activities.
This is held during the 3rd Quarter of the year. Conferences are held at the Zonal level. Here, Special Marshals from the component states that make up the Zone come together. Conference papers based on the selected theme are presented by eminent personalities from within or outside the Corps.
3. Natural Summit
This is a national event for Special Marshals that is held during the 4th Quarter of the year. It involves looking at the activities of the past year and brainstorm to chart a course of action for better performance or introduction of new concept for better service delivery in the coming year. Corps Marshal and chief Executive attend, though he can delegate where he is unable to attend. Resolutions are reached at the Summit help in policy formulation in the Corps for better safety strategies on our high ways and management of the activities of Special Marshals. These annual events are opened to sponsorship.
All Special Marshals must be kitted with the prescribed regalia and identity cards. The regalia is blue with reflective ape/material by the side and round the middle. It has a face cap with an arm band. The arm band and uniform carry the personal identification number of each Special Marshal. In the event of any Special Marshal leaving the outfit, he/she must surrender his kits and ID card to the Commanding Officer. If the Kit or ID card is lost or stolen, the Special Marshal has to make out an affidavit and apply to RSHQ for a replacement.
FRSC GUIDELINES AND CODE OF CONDUCT
Guidelines Code of Conduct has been produced to guide and regulate the activities of the Special Marshals. Similar guideline code of conduct also exists for the Road Safety Clubs.
The activities of the Special Marshals have brought the awareness of road safety to most segments of the society because their membership cuts across every sphere of our society. Academicians, transporters, civil society groups, journalists, captains of industry, celebrities etc are all involved in Special Marshals activities. By their numbers, the Special Marshals have adequately complemented the efforts of the Regular Marshals, especially in the areas of patrol operations, traffic control, public enlightenment etc. The Special Marshals have also made tangible contributions to the operation of the Corps through donation of vehicles and other patrol equipment, as well as sponsorship of public enlightenment programmes of the Corps. The Special Marshals serve as image makers for the Corps through advocacy.
The Special Marshals are covered by an insurance policy in case of death through road traffic accident. They are also protected by immunity provision in the Act. By this immunity clause, the Special Marshal is shielded from liability for any act validly done by him while on duty on the route to which he is assigned.
- Increase the numerical strength of the Special Marshalsto ensure spread of road safety activities to all corners of the country. Getting Special Marshals to be more active, increasing their current number.
- Lack of funds/sponsorship to energize Road Safety Clubs through quiz/debates and Road Safety talks.
Plans have been completed for the increase in the Special Marshals strength to 30,000 by the end of year 2012. It is hoped that it would cover major areas in this country. Honest men and women from all walks of life and every segment of the society are to be enrolled into the outfit. More attention is being given to the Road Safety Clubs. To ensure that through the right information the new generation of Nigerians will be better road users thereby reducing to the barest minimum the ugly carnages prevalent on our highways at present.
QUALIFICATION FOR A SPECIAL MARSHAL ON FRSC
- Have a personal servcicable vehicle
- Must be a licensed driver
- Must not have any record of criminality
- Must have a visible means of livelihood
HOW TO JOIN THE FRSC SPECIAL MARSHAL
- Visit the Nearest FRSC Command and ask for the Special Marshal Unit
FRSC Member Associations
ROAD SAFETY OFFICERS WIVES ASSOCIATION
The Road Safety Officers Wives Association (ROSOWA) is an Association which comprises of all women married to Officers of Federal Road safety Commission (FRSC) in Nigeria. Federal Road Safety Commission is a Federal Government Agency charged with the responsibility of maintaining safety on Nigerian roads. All women married to male Officers, are therefore, automatic members of the Association. The Objectives of the association are:
- Promoting unity amongst members of the Association and the general public by being our sisters’ keepers, irrespective of religion, tribe, especially in time of need and sorrow.
- Assisting in self help cooperative projects such as cooperative ventures, loan scheme (pay as you can) and establishment od Day Care Centres.
- Enhancing welfare activities like Home Management, Vocational Training and health Care.
- Carrying out philanthropic activities such as visiting and donating to Motherless Babies Homes, Remand Homes, Prisons, the less privileged, Hospitals and disabled persons.
- Membership of the Association shall be any woman married to an Officer in the service of the Federal Road Safety Commission. Any woman Officer married to an Officer in the service of the Commission shall not be eligible to be a member of the Association. For more information on ROSOWA visit: http://www.rosowa.org
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FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CLUB
The Road Safety Club (RSC) is an arm of the Federal Road Safety Commission which derives its functional powers from the FRSC Establishment Act 2007 with the following responsibilities among others. The roles and responsibilities of RSC include;
- Educating motorist and members of the public on the importance of discipline on the highways
- Controlling traffic on the highways
- Recommending measures, works and devices designed to eliminate or minimize crashes on the highways
- Organizing Quiz and debates on Road safety-related issues among schools.
- National Youth Service Corps Road Safety Club [NYSC (RSC)] is a Community Development programme for Youth Corpers during their one year service and a partnership between the FRSC and NYSC. Over the years, corpers have participated, contributed and developed a passion for promoting road safety ideals. Many have gone on to become Special Marshals or joined the Commission as regular marshals.
Arrive Alive Road Safety Initiative (AARSI), is a duly accredited, non-governmental organization with the fundamental objectives of saving lives through enhancements of road safety awareness and ultimately, road safety culture among the citizenry. The AARSI is committed to the awareness, adoption and observance of global road safety practices towards reduction of the huge annual losses in human and material resources through accidents on our roads. It proposes to do this through a combination of policy and legislative reform advocacy and the execution of road safety actions, in collaboration with appropriate Government Agencies, which would be funded by the private sector, donor agencies and the international road safety community.
Objectives of FRSC NGOs
The main objectives of AARSI include the following:
- To contribute significantly to reducing road traffic fatalities and injuries in Nigeria.
- To collaborate with Government, its agencies and stakeholders to support or oppose any legislative actions that may affect Road Safety in Nigeria.
- To provide services or assistance to persons or groups concerned with Road Safety in Nigeria.
- To partner with available skilled professionals towards the achievement of the ideals of AARSI.
- To make “Road Safety” a watchword of every household in Nigeria.
Why Road Safety in Nigeria
In 2004, an estimated 5000 lives were lost from road crashes on Nigerian motorways. This number more than tripled dramatically in 2006, with an estimated 16,000 people killed as a result of road crashes. Low awareness of road safety behavior among road users; poor road conditions; inadequacies in the enforcement and limited laws were some critical factors responsible for these unnecessary deaths.
Prioritized Road Safety Actions in Nigeria
The high priority focus areas for road safety actions based on impact assessment are:
- Motorcycle (Okada) Safety
- Pedestrian Safety
- Hot Spot Remediation
- Speeding Management
- Impaired Driving
The overall goal of our initiative is the prevention of the unacceptably high rates of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in Nigeria. Our intervention plan was developed using a more holistic approach based on:
- Public Outreach and Education
- Safety Enforcement
- Safety Legislation and Advocacy
- Safety Engineering and Road Improvement
- This approach is aimed at addressing road safety from multiple angles and reaching all road users including pedestrians.
FRSC Achievements So Far
- Successfully, identified and corrected two four Spots; Osborne Road bend in Ikoyi, Ogudu Junction, along Oworonsoki/Toll Gate expressway, the Anthony link road and Keffi street in Ikoyi. Our recent study showed that AARSI’s intervention at the two spots have had positive impact on the lives of people who live/work around the spots, as no crashes have been recorded since the corrections.
- Procurement of Breathalyzers for use by the law enforcement agencies in the implementation of Drunk Driving Project. Relevant enforcement agencies (FRSC and LASTMA) have been trained on the use of these equipments for the enforcement of the Don’t-Drink-and-Drive law. The equipments have been handed over to the Federal Road Safety Commission for use to check drunk drivers on the Nigerian highways.
- Procurement and Distribution of crash helmets to commercial Okada riders, within Victoria Island and Ikoyi, for the implementation of the crash helmet pilot scheme.
- Successfully held several pre-sensitization workshops for our motorcycle safety programs, engaging MOALS unit heads and operators. This has served as a springboard for the safety riding training as well as the helmet implementation within Victoria Island and Ikoyi environs.
- Successfully introduced Road Safety tips as well as established Road Safety Clubs in 10 secondary schools in Victoria Island and Ikoyi.
- Building collaborative mechanisms between AARSI and key stakeholders particularly law enforcement agencies: FRSC and LASTMA.
AARSI is currently co-sponsored by the following reputable organizations:
- Chevron Nigeria Limited
- Zenith Bank Plc
- First Bank of Nigeria Plc
- Diamond Bank Plc and
Members of the coalition pay an annual subscription fees and or additional amounts towards the implementation of identified road safety projects.
AARSI is three years old on current engagement and set-up. Several stakeholders have partnered with AARSI from the developmental stages to the present project implementation stage. Key participants here include: Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), LASTMA, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Victoria Island and Ikoyi Residents’ Association (VIIRA), Road Safety Officers’ Wives Association (ROSOWA), The Nigerian Army, The Nigerian Police Force, Change Agents, Treasures Microfinance Bank and the various commercial Motorcycle Riders Unions, among others.
FRSC Board of Trustees
- Jim Ovia (Chris Onyemenam alternate) – Chair – Zenith Bank International Plc
- Femi Odumabo (Yomi Fawehinmi, alternate) – Chevron Nig. Ltd
- Bernadine Okeke (Franklin Erebor, alternate) – Vice Chair – First Bank Nigeria Plc
- Emeka Onwuka (Nkechi Nwosu, alternate) – Treasurer – Diamond Bank Plc
- Technical Support
- Lead Advocacy in areas of capacity and institutional building & Policy Formulation
- Materials Support
- Financial Support
FRSC Staff Welfare
To further strengthen the Commission’s rescue effort and provide medical facility to her personnel, a total of twenty (20) road side clinics, twelve (12) Zonal clinics and one (1) clinic at the Headquarters have been established. There are twenty – three (23) medical doctors, One hundred and twenty – one (121) Nurses, Fifty – one (51) other paramedics and Fifty – seven (57) supporting staff, who manage these clinics in our effort to give the best first aid to Road Traffic Accident Victims and for health of our staff.
The Federal Road Safety Commission Housing Co-operative Scheme was inaugurated on 3rd June 2004 by Maj. Gen. HA Hananiya (rtd.) the Corps Marshal & Chief Executive. It is a complementary scheme to the Federal Governments’ National Housing Fund Scheme. The scheme is registered with FCT Department of Co-operatives as FRSC Staff Housing Co-operative Society Ltd. with Registration No 5345. It is also registered with Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN). The concept of this scheme was born out of the burning desire to assist members who also contribute to the National Housing Fund to access the Federal Mortgage Bank Loan and become proud owners of their houses which they may retire to…[Learn more]
The idea of establishing FRSC Staff Cooperative came on board in 1998 when the then Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, Major General (Dr) HA Hananiya mni (rtd)set up a committee to see to the establishment of the Scheme. The committee submitted a report and drafted a constitution that was being considered before the change of leadership of FRSC in 1999. Thereafter, nothing happened until September, 2002 when the matter was brought up again as a result of pressure mounted by interested staff. The normal administrative procedure was followed and finally the approval was given for the take off in February, 2003.
Management of the Cooperative: The Society is being run by elected officers at the Bi-Annual General Meeting of the Society in accordance with the bye law. At the inception, a Caretaker Committee was inaugurated in 2003 for a period one year and during the 1st Annual General Meeting held in July 2004, the 1st Executive council was elected. The 2nd Executive council was elected and inaugurated during the 2nd AGM held in July, 2006.
FRSC is not Conducting any Recruitment: Fake Recruitment
The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been drawn to on-going activities of scammers who have created a fake recruitment facebook page with the name of its Zonal Commanding Officer in Abuja, Assistant Corps Marshal Jonas Agwu, under the guise of extorting money from desperate job seekers to join the employ of the Corps.
The scammers also spelt out various categories as existing vacancies in the Corps for Officers and Marshal cadres : Assistant Route Commanders, Superintendent Road Marshals and Road Marshals, in addition to an enquiry lines 09035851615 and 08144488165,purporting same to have been authorized by the FRSC management.
Disturbed by this trend, the management of the Federal Road Safety Corps wishes to discountenance itself from this criminal act and advises the general public especially, job seekers to disregard such unauthorized and mischievous publications as the Corps has no immediate arrangements to embark on any recruitment exercise.
For avoidance of doubt, the general public should note that the Corps adopts open and genuine processes in conducting its recruitment exercise and publishes same through numerous platforms such as national newspapers, Television and Radio stations, its web site, official Facebook and twitter and may wish to visit www.frsc.gov.ng, www.fb.com/federalroadsafetycorps or @FRSCNigeria on Twitter for any publication from the FRSC. The Corps can also be reached through a toll free line 122 or 070022553772, 08077690055 and 08077690397 for any valid information.
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