The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday issued certificates to 15 transport companies in Enugu for meeting the requirement of the Transport Safety Standardisation scheme in 2017.
The Sector Commander, Mr Edward Zamber, who issued the certificates to the representatives of each certified transport company in Enugu, congratulated the recipients.
Zamber urged the certified transport operators not to relent in doing more in order to continue to save lives of their drivers, passengers and as well as their vehicles.
According to him, the issuance of the certificate is a call to do more so as to continue to save lives on Nigerian roads.
He said expressed delight at meeting more new people who had met the of minimum safety requirement of the Road Transport Safety Standardisation scheme which was spelt out in traffic laws and regulations.
Zamber explained that the responsibilities of FRSC include monitoring, certifying, registering and enforcing compliance on the roads.
He called on transporters to discourage the sales of alcohol in all motor parks in the state for the safety of their drivers and the passengers.
Earlier, Mrs Nwafor Obasi, the Assistant Corp Commander said that the number of the transport operators for 2016 was only three, adding that out of 35 transport companies in Enugu 15 companies were certified in 2017 for meeting the safety standard requirement.
Obasi urged the certified operators to put more effort to continue to ensure that the standard did not fall but they should try to improve on it continuously.
A representative of the transport operators, Mr Sunday Igwegbe of Peace Transport thanked the FRSC for finding them worthy and issuing the certificates based on their performances.
Some of the company certified are Peace Mass Transport, Autor Star, Good News, Enugu State Transport, Eastern Mass. (NAN)