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FRSC, NGO partner on manpower development in Lagos

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Date: 8th, FEBRUARY, 2013

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AS part of its corporate strategic goals for 2013, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Lagos State Sector Command has stepped up effort to put in place constant training and re-orientation of its operatives towards effective and efficient service delivery.

To this effect, the Sector Commander, Nseobong Akpabio has concluded plan with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Trauma Care International Foundation to carry out integrated retraining programme on Trauma Care and Emergency Response skills for the Corps operatives them to be of help to road crash victims.

Akpabio made this known when he received management of Trauma Care International Foundation in his office in Lagos few days ago.

According to the Lagos state’s Sector Commander, the visit of the organisation would be beneficial to the commission as a whole.

He said one of the strategies adopted by the Corps in achieving safer road in the country was constant training of its personnel.

He explained that the training programme would be extended to majority of all Unit Commanders and staff from the FRSC formations in Lagos State and Lagos State Command Headquarters, Ojodu and its 15 unit commands at Badagry, Epe, Apapa, Lagos Island, Yaba, Surulere, Ojota, Oshodi, Ikotun, Surulere, Wharf, Isolo, Ikeja, Iba and Airport respectively.

Akpabio noted that the retraining programme was aimed at rejuvenating the staff performance in order to meet up with the corporate strategic goals for the Corps this year, which include, reduction of road traffic crashes nationwide by 20 per cent and reduction of road traffic crash related fatalities by 30 percent; improve service delivery; improve data collection and analysis; improve staff performance as well as empowering the field command operatives among others.

While speaking at the occasion, the Executive Director, Trauma Care International Foundation, Dr. Olajumoke Akinsanya, who led other members of the team to the FRSC office, said that the organisation is a registered NGO, with the mandate to improve the state of trauma care and emergency response services in Nigeria, through health education, advocacy and community based programmes.

Akinsanya revealed that their partnership with FRSC Lagos State Command was in recognition of the need to contribute their quota to the improvement of the services of the corps based on the organisation’s quest to train Public Officers in emergency care (skills) on improved response to emergencies.

According to him, this is in consonance with the WHO’s Global Initiative for emergency and Essential Surgical Care and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

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