THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Wednesday, issued certificate of operation to 26 fleet operators across the state.
Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, told newsmen after the presentation that there was need to certify all fleet operators in the state.
Oladele said that the FRSC wanted to regulate the road transport system in the country so that it could be safe and secure for users.
He added that the FRSC was concerned about the safety of road users, noting that the certification of fleet operators would build confidence in the operators and those that would use the service.
He explained that “today’s certification of fleet operators in Ogun is a national programme whereby the FRSC wants to regulate road transport system in the country so that it can be safe.
“The whole essence of this is just to bring out those that have met the minimum requirements and for them to showcase what they have done.”
The sector commander said it was similar to what was obtained in the aviationindustry, whereby tickets were bought based on their safety records.
He added that operators must meet basic requirements such as having a minimum of five vehicles.
“The drivers that are going to operate these vehicles must also be fit and have licence,” he noted.
He advised other fleet operators in the state to ensure that they were certified.
Mr Makinde David, the Transport Director of Babcock University, Ilisan, commended the FRSC for the certification.
He, however, called for regular meeting of enforcers of the law and road users for hitch-free operation.