As part of efforts to aid traffic regulation in the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced plan to launch its traffic radio in March.
Public Education Officer of the corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem disclosed in Abuja that the station would commence operations before the end of March, 2019, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Kazeem said that all procurement processes for the station had been concluded, adding that necessary equipment had been ordered and that training of personnel for the job was ongoing.
He said that the Presidency’s approval of the broadcast licence, which was issued to the corps by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in 2018, hasten preparation for take-off of the station.
“The station promises to be target-driven,’’ he said, explaining that its primary aim was to reach out to a wider public on safe driving through enlightenment programmes.
According to Kazeem, the station is targeted at creating a safety conscious generation of road users and it is also billed to inform the public about real time traffic situations on the roads.
He said that the station would complement existing strategies deployed towards crash-reduction and safer roads for all.
The spokesman said that when transmission from the station would cover FCT and environs, adding that applications that could be used to listen to the radio broadcast anywhere in the world would be developed.
“When the station takes off, it is expected to broadcast in five languages – English, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Pidgin.’’