FRSC trains 2,000 Peace Mass Transit’s drivers
Over 2,000 drivers of Peace Mass Transit Limited are expected to be trained by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the firm has said.
The company said in a statement on Thursday that it was the first phase of the training, which would last for six weeks.
The Vice-Chairman of the company, Chief Emilia Onyishi, said the firm would continue to train and retrain drivers in its employ to ensure their optimal performance on the highway.
She spoke at the commencement of the training programme conducted for the drivers in Emene, Enugu.
“It is our duty to train and retrain drivers and put them in the best condition possible to minimise and possibly eliminate avoidable accidents on the highway,” she stated.
Onyishi pledged that the PMT would spare no resources to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers.
“The PMT has daily training programme for drivers who come in for routine maintenance, in addition to this type conducted by the regulators of our sectors, the FRSC. We do all this because safety is paramount to us.”
Onyishi urged the drivers to take advantage of the programme as most of the resource persons from the FRSC were well trained and in the best position to prepare them better for their jobs.
“It is not because you have not been doing well; the training is important so we can do better,” she said.
Mr Ugah Okoronkwo, who represented the Enugu State Sector Commander of the FRSC, commended the transport company for the regular training of its drivers, urging it not to relent as no investment in the quest to preserve human lives was too much.