The Federal Road Safety Corps Traffic Radio Station will go on air very soon, Corps Marshall Boboye Oyeyemi has said.
Oyeyemi told the Correspondent of theNews Agency of Nigeria in New York that the radio station would be fully dedicated to traffic information in the country.
He said, “All over the developed countries, you see you’re on the highway, you just tune to the Traffic Radio, on the spot and get the traffic situation.
When the station takes off, every 30 minutes, you should be able to tune on.
“I should be able to give you the situation between Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan, Enugu-Port Harcourt and Benin-Asaba,and for all the highways in the country and also let you if any crash has occurred or if the road condition is bad.”
According to him, the station would attract the public because of the specialised it would offer.
“It should have the audience in such a way that we can give accurate information on any part of the country in terms of situation and traffic management.
“That is what it all centres about and part of the thing is also to improve on the advocacy, education and enlightenment.
“I think it’s the platform that we’ll be able to use to disseminate more information. It’s purely going to be for Road Safety so that this would also cut down the costs of our using other stations.
“The public will be able to have phone-in programmes. We have other programmes that will be able to enlighten the public.
“I believe globally, we are also going to have the App; our Traffic Radio application that you can download.
“So that means anywhere you are, you should be able to monitor what is going on and make your contribution towards improving road safety management in Nigeria,” the FRSC boss said.
Oyeyemi also said that the Federal Government was encouraging the States to set up their own State Traffic Management Agencies, adding 16 states so far have done this.