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COVID-19: Oyeyemi Orders Shutdown Of Driving School Standardisation Programme Portal

…Total Suspension Of Driving School Operations Also

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By Cyber Era Reporter

Corps Marshal of road safety regulator in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi , has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Driving School Standardisation Programme’s portal in order to induce compliance on the suspension of Driving School Operation in Nigeria and further discourage generation of driving school certificates for trainee-drivers by proxy.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem, the directive was part of the Corps’ efforts to compliment all measures already put in place by both the Federal and State Governments to contain the rise of COVID-19 in Nigeria and also ascertain that no driving school was presently undergoing any form of training for trainee-drivers across the country.

Quoting the Corps Marshal, Kazeem said that the Corps was engaging a holistic approach in its attempt to ensure that the spread of the pandemic was completely halted against undue escalation, that was why it refused to stop at the suspension of the operations of driving schools nationwide alone, but went further to order the immediate shutdown of the DSSP portal to induce overall compliance. Kazeem added that this and many other measures were directed at encouraging compliance on the stay at home and social distance directives of the Federal and State Governments.

While reiterating the Corps’ resolve to play its assigned roles in curtailing the global health issue, the Corps spokesperson, however, noted that the Corps regretted any inconveniences the suspension of the operations of driving schools and the shutdown of the DSSP portal could have on intending trainee drivers and the operators alike.

Oyeyemi urged everyone affected to remain calm and bear with the prevailing situation as the contemporary directives issued were targeted at preventing them from contracting or spreading the virus.

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