The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has inducted the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatotyin Ogundipe, alongside 25 other professors into the Special Marshal Unit at University of Lagos Akoka.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 25 professors including the VC and six top management in the school were inducted into special Marshal Unit in the institution to curb excesses of dangerous driving and heavy traffic within the school environment.
While speaking during the official inauguration at the Campus on Tuesday, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi said the move would further sanitise the menace of dangerous driving within the environment and outside the prestigious institution, adding that the development will also be introduced to other institutions of learning to ensure more sanity among the teenage drivers within the campus and other strategic areas.
The Corps Marshal said “the collapse of our olden transport systems have created a big challenge for us at this present time especially in Lagos state. And we are working it out to ensure we attain safer road at all cost. That’s while we are involving the academicians, the professors to partake not only in the traffic control but also in the area research to ensure our road safe and traffic free. We want to ensure that school of transportation comes to reality in all tertiary institutions to involve courses like Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road and other traffic management study for safer road nationwide.
In his remark, the Unilag Vice Chancellor expressed appreciation to the corps marshal for given them the opportunity to serve the motoring environment, noting that the partnership was to move the country forward in the transportation sector. According to him, the partnership is about how to move the society forward that is to reduce traffic within and outside our immediate environment.
“I am sure this opportunity given to us will be fruitful by reducing reoccurrence traffic within our school gate and ensure free flow of vehicular movement. “We really appreciate the corps Marshal for the opportunity as we proposed to contribute our quota in sanitising our roads,” the VC said.
Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, the FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander in his remarks urged the inductees to make proper use of the opportunity. “This exercise is where commitment meets with passion, and i know the development will come to fruition as the institution is my Alma mater,” he said.