The FRSC was established by the Federal constitution in 1988, and was backed up with an enabling law which is Decree 45 of 1988 and subsequently amended by Decree 35of 1992. One of the highlights of this amendments is the power to Patrol on all roads not only on Federal roads. The commission has the responsibilities of policy making, organisation and administration of road safety in Nigeria.
The FRSC in pursuit of the requirements of its enabling laws, put in place a machinery for smooth execution of policies and implementation of the relevant laws referred to as FRSC organisational structure to cope with the reality on ground. The huge issues like youths being disabled by crashes, high cost of medical care for the injured, coupled with the attendant socio-psychological trauma lead Africa to accord road Safety matter much deserved attention.
In 1980 South Africa initiated the Southern African Transport and Communication Commission (SATCC) through the Lusaka, Declaration which was signed by the Heads of government of Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
The Three Tiers System
In the effort to enhance efficient and effective operations, the commission has evolved a three tier system consisting of regular marshals, special marshals and road safety clubs
These category are in full employment of the commission. They are paid salary and are obliged by FRSC establishment Act 2007 to perform duties assigned to them by the commission which is basically to reduce road traffic crashes.
Special marshals are volunteers men and women of proven integrity, who have considerable interest and expertise in road Safety and related field. They do not wear uniform neither are they paid salary, but organize lectures, offer research services and advice in their areas of expertise.
Road Safety clubs
This is the involvement of the youth in schools and colleges by organizing them for road Safety clubs at primary, secondary and NYSC levels. They are not expected to patrol the highways rather they are encouraged to imbibe, from the early stages, road Safety measures and practices, with guidelines provided by the commission.
The special marshals consist of men and women in the society who are highly placed and who are hundred percent voluntary and committed to the job of Safety on our roads. They actually complement the duties of the regular marshals. How to become FRSC special marshal will be explained to the details
Who Is An FRSC Special Marshal?
A special marshal is a volunteer Nigeria or nationalised person that is not less than 25 years and not more than 65 years enrolled by the FRSC with proven integrity trained on the basic rudiments of the Corps as to enable such person perform the statutory responsibilities of the Corps. Nothing can quantified or more noble than engaging in a life saving venture through voluntary services to humanity…
The Federal road Safety commission Act, Cap 141 laws of the federation of Nigeria, brought in the FRSC into existence after considering the fact that millions of Nigerians and foreigners are losing their lives on daily basis while using the road. The commission consist of the uniformed and non-uniformed marshals. The uniformed marshals are the salaried officers and men of the Corps. The non-uniformed are the FRSC special marshals. They are the arm of the commission consisting of men and women of proven integrity in the society, men and women who are highly placed and successful in their different endeavors but have seen the need to clear the obstructions on roads, to educate drivers on safety and reduce road traffic crashes level on our roads to its barest minimum…