The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said that operatives of the corps will begin to bear firearms to curtail the excesses of road users in Nigeria.
The Committee made the disclosure during the FRSC 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, on Thursday in Abuja.
Hon. Akinfolarin Mayowa, chairman of the FRSC panel explained that the 1992 Act of the corps allowed them to carry guns.
Mayowa said the implementation had become necessary to ensure laws were obeyed and to allow the road safety agency function effectively.
The committee would meet with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and seek President Muhammadu Buhari’s appendage to implement the Act.
A member, Solomon Maren, added that the committee would discuss the matter with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, decried incidents where motorists threatened personnel on duty.