FRSC commissions Dangote truck driving school
Dangote Cement Plc has launched the Dangote Articulated Truck Driving School in a move to inculcate safe driving culture among its drivers and stem the tide of road crashes.
The opening of the school, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), according to the company management, would make drivers become better road users.
The academy, which was officially commissioned by Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, was characterised as historic and unique.
The new academy for truck drivers, according to the Corps Marshal, is a significant step forward that would benefit not only the Dangote Group but Nigeria as a whole.
The country’s top road safety official hailed President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, for taking “a big step” towards reducing truck accidents.
He said: “This is what we’ve been waiting for. You made it. I have observed that Dangote has done a lot to address truck crashes and I must commend them for this.”
He extolled the conglomerate for leading other companies on this path, saying the new school would play a key part in the country’s efforts to make roads safer. He said he had suggested such a school in the past, adding that he was happy that the school had come to fruition.
In his remarks, the National Director, Logistics of the Dangote Cement (Transport section), Juan Carlos Rincon, said the new school is an expression of the determination of the company to halt the incidences of auto crashes in the country.
Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bugaje, who was represented by S.M. Yusuf, said the NBTE would partner with the Dangote Cement Plc for a successful accreditation and takeoff of the new school.
In his remarks, the Bajana of Obajana, Oba Idowu Isenibi, said he was optimistic that the school would help address auto crashes in the country, even as he described the President of Dangote Group Aliko Dangote, as a “rescuer to their communities that should be emulated by other investors in the country.
Both the Dangote Cement Transport and the FRSC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on how to cooperate to ensure that the school is a success.