The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Wednesday, said campaigns against fake tyres on Nigerian roads will commence later this month.
The Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, speaking at a capacity development workshop for Zonal and Sector Heads of Operations on the theme, ‘Enhancing Operational Activities in Field Commands’ in Enugu, said crashes on Nigerian roads must be arrested.
He stated that the usage of expired tyres and speeding were the most significant challenges in traffic management in the country.
The Corps Marshal said that the rate of crashes on the roads had been alarming, adding that 90 per cent of such incidences between February 9 and April 7 were as a result of tyre blow-out.
“In Nigeria today, we are aware of what is taking place with respect to loss of lives and properties on our roads. This shows we have a major problem in our hands.
“Our management team will be in the field next week to enforce the ban on usage of expired tyres on our roads.
“I will on my own impound vehicles with expired tyres and then look for vehicles that will take the passengers of such vehicles to their destinations,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had shown unprecedented interest in securing Nigerian roads through the release of funds.