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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Read what FRSC threatens to do to users of fake licence
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Bayelsa State Command, has threatened to sanction users of fake driver’s licences in the state.
The state Sector Commander, Mr. Wobin Gora, stated this during the graduation of scores of drivers from the Chelok Drive Academy in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Gora, who applauded the drivers, urged them to uphold the value of driving as well as abiding by the rules and regulations of the FRSC. He said, “First, you must ensure that you obtain genuine driver’s licence, ensure that your vehicle is in order before you drive and always avoid the ‘five deadly Os’ which are overloading, obstruction, over-speeding, over-confidence and overtaking.
“On driver’s licence, I urge you not to cut corners to avoid obtaining fake one, because if you are arrested with fake, you will be severely punished. I urge you to go to any of the FRSC’s offices across the country for genuine licences.
“You must encourage good standards of driving as you have undergone this training; driving is a serious business and it is also like a classroom, where you learn every day.
“Be good ambassadors of this academy and always make good use of what you have been taught to ensure safer roads for the citizens.”
The Proprietor, CDA, Miss Kenechukwu Onyekachi, commended the FRSC for their support towards ensuring that the academy was functional in the state.
She said, “This academy was accredited by the FRSC in early 2016. It is the one of the six driving schools in Bayelsa. Today, we are celebrating our first graduating students; we have a total of 40 professional drivers but two among them will be repeating some of their classes.
“Yes, we deal with professionals and most of our instructors are from the FRSC.”
One of the drivers, Mr. Okoko Tebekeme, said the experiences they got in the course of the training were laudable.
He urged motorists in the state to adopt the culture of training and support the Federal Government’s campaign on safe driving to ensure safer roads for all Nigerians.