Stakeholders in the road sector have called for the need for proper synergy between private investors and Federal Government agencies saddled with responsibilities of ensuring proper and safe road transportation.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Driver’s Testing Resources Ltd, Prince Segun Obayendo, made this call over the weekend in Abuja during a one day workshop organised by the Federal Road Safety Commission for all driving school operators in the entire country.
The collaboration, which is said to be the only missing link in shaping a model in road transport policy, is to bring all stakeholders under one umbrella to develop a blueprint for the Nigerian road.
Obayando, while making a presentation during the workshop, reiterated the need for all driving schools in Nigeria to heed to the call as the only way of bringing all private driving schools operators under one umbrella.
He said that as a technical provider to the project of ensuring that there is the modern scientific way of certifying drivers and the provision of driving license, that his company is ready to offer theservice across the nation.
While urging the participants, who were drawn from are the owners of driving schools across the country, Obayando, decries wrong waysin which Nigerians toe to achieve success.
According to him, the driving school operators, should henceforth stop patronising lawless Nigerians by insisting that they follow the due process and do the right thing.
“I am telling you this because you are the ones the people approach to acquire the initial knowledge about driving and the onus is on you tohelp recommend to the appropriate authority for the provision of driving license which henceforth will be computerised. Our own is to provide technical manpower needed. I can also tell you that we are at every states of the country to provide the services as well as well trained manpower, which stands us out as the sole provider of computerised vehicles inspection at the moment”.
On the effective takeoff of the computerised vehicle license earlier announced by the organisation, he further explained that the project has been put on hold just to enable many states key into the programme which is to bring a permanent solution to issues of half baked drivers across Nigeria.