The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Driving School Standardisation Programme’s portal in order to induce compliance on the suspension of Driving School Operation in Nigeria
The decision will also affect generation of driving school certificates for trainee-drivers by proxy.
A statement by the Corps Pulic Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, indicates that the directive is part of the Corps’ efforts to compliment all measures already put in place by both the Federal and State Governments to contain the rise of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
It is also ascertain that no driving school is presently undergoing any form of training for trainee-drivers across the country.
According to the statement “the Corps is engaging a holistic approach in its attempt to ensure that the spread of the pandemic is completely halted against undue escalation, that is why it refused to stop at the suspension of the operations of driving schools nationwide alone, but went further to order the immediate shutdown of the DSSP portal to induce overall compliance.
“This and many other measures are directed at encouraging compliance on the stay at home and social distance directives of the Federal and State Governments.”
While reiterating the Corps’ resolve to play its assigned roles in curtailing the global health issue, the statement however noted that the Corps regretted any inconveniences the suspension of the operations of driving schools and the shutdown of the DSSP portal could have on intending trainee drivers and the operators alike.
The statement pointed out that FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr. Oyeyemi urged everyone affected to remain calm and bear with the prevailing situation as the contemporary directives issued were targeted at preventing them from contracting or spreading the virus.