FRSC shuts down DSSP, suspends total driving school operation


Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Driving School Standardisation Programme’s portal to induce compliance on suspension of Driving School Operation in the country, and to further discourage generation of driving school certificates for trainee-drivers by proxy.

A statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer said 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 spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

It stated also that the directive is to ascertain no driving school is presently undergoing any form of training for trainee-drivers across the country.

Kazeem quoted Corps Marshal Oyeyemi saying the Corps is engaging a holistic approach in its attempt to ensure spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is completely halted against undue escalation.

He said that was why he refused to stop at the suspension of the operations of driving schools nationwide, but went further to order the immediate shutdown of the DSSP portal to induce overall compliance.

He stated also that 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.

Kazeem who reiterated the Corps’ resolve to play its assigned roles in curtailing the global health issue, however noted that the FRSC regrets any inconvenience arising from suspension of operations of the driving schools and shutdown of the DSSP portal could have on intending trainee drivers and the operators alike.

The statement added that 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.

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