Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria, has outlined the reasons for his decision to resist the urge to combine the Federal Road Special Corps (FRSC) with other sister organizations while he was in office.
Obasanjo asserts that the nation's growing population is the cause of the FRSC's expanding duties.
The elderly man admitted that he had considered merging the FRSC with another agency while serving as the nation's leader in a statement by his media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi.
Obasanjo said, “Your responsibility is getting larger and larger by the day. I don't know if others will still come and merge you with others, but I hope they won't.”
In order to get the most out of what the corps' operatives perform, Obasanjo said that the government should keep improving the corps' professional competence rather than merging it.
At his OOPL Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, Obasanjo hosted a delegation of the FRSC led by Susan Akenge, Deputy Corp Marshall.
Obasanjo acknowledged that the Corps has reassuringly been doing well, saying that “you have been beneficial to us all.” He praised the traffic regulatory agency for maintaining sanity on the roads despite the growing economy and population.
According to the gospelcable, former military head of state Gen. Ibrahim Babangida founded the FRSC in 1988.
Akenge had earlier stated that she had been on the call as a courtesy to thank Obasanjo for his assistance in ensuring the corps' survival.
She prayed to God to extend Obasanjo's life so he could enjoy the benefits of his labor and said, “On behalf of the headquarters of the FRSC, I have come to appreciate you and thank you Sir.”