All you need to know about the FRSC
Nigeria is a country with a population of about 200million people. Through projection, about 40million cars are expected to be in the country at the very least. By virtue of this, Nigeria experiences busy roads and the need for a body that checkmates and monitor road activities arouse. Hence, the establishment of the Federal Road safety corps. The Federal Road safety corps is the government agency saddled with the responsibility of ensuring safety and proper organization on Nigerian roads. This agency was founded in 1988 and as a matter of fact, operates in all states and the FCT. Although various road agencies exist in many states in Nigeria, the FRSC is the top agency in Nigeria as regards road safety and other related activities.
The FRSC performs a lot of function asides ensuring the smooth running of vehicles and safety on Nigerian roads. These include the administration of driver’s license, analysis of the roadworthiness of vehicles, educating motorists, car owners, and other members of the public on the merits of discipline on the highways. The FRSC boss is called the Corps Marshal which depicts the highest attainable rank in this body. The current FRSC corps marshal is Boboye Opeyemi. He is charged with maintaining orderliness within the agency and ensuring corps perform their statutory duty. The FRSC is responsible for preventing accidents on the highway by clearing any form of obstruction that are present in Nigerian roads. Also, they have a hotline to call in cases of emergency to clear up the road or provide ambulances, if need be. The FRSC contact number in case of emergency is 0700- 2255- 377 for calls and 080-7769-0055 for SMS only. There is also a Toll-free line: 122 that can be reached in cases of emergency. Furthermore, the FRSC has a clinic in Abuja that provides first aid treatment for accident victims, only if it happens in Abuja but ready-made ambulances are in strategic places all over the nation.
FRSC Driver’s license
The FRSC driver’s license is the evidence to prove that the individual has satisfied all tests and is capable of driving perfectly on a Nigerian road. The process of obtaining one requires some steps; however, we will do our best to give you the detailed information on how you can become a licensed driver in Nigeria
- You are required to enroll in a driving school where you will be given a learner’s permit to certify that you are currently in the learning phase.
- After completing the driving school lessons, you are expected to report to the nearest vehicle inspection office (VIO) near you, to take a driving test.
- After passing the test, you are given a Driving test certificate by the inspection officers
- You can then proceed to https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org/ to register
- On this website, you are asked to input your driving test certificate number which will be validated
- Once this number is validated, you will be allowed to complete a form and make payment
- An acknowledgment slip is giving to you. This slip contains the day your license will be ready for pickup at any location nearest to you
FRSC Recruitment portal and How to obtain an application form
The FRSC recruitment portal is a section of the homepage of the road safety Corp website (www.frsc.gov.ng ). Recruitment into this agency requires some qualities, and a few criteria must be met. These criteria include: the applicant must be a Nigerian by birth, must have a height of 1.68meters for men and 1.63 for women, the applicant will also be required to undergo a compulsory drug test to avoid doping. The recruitment portal only opens when there is a recruitment process ongoing. The application is completed on the website; afterward, an application slip is giving to you. This application slip contains an overview of all the information provided by the applicant during the registration process. In due time the applicant will be notified if shortlisted for further procedures. However, be sure to get updated by us, if there’s any news about recruitment in the FRSC.
This agency has a statutory obligation to arrest traffic offenders on issues bothering license, wrongful overtaking, caution signs violation, amongst others. When arrested, you are required to pay a certain amount peculiar to your offense through the online FRSC remita platform. A receipt is generated after your payment is complete; this receipt is used to release your vehicle from impound. This remita platform requires you to choose from a dropdown, the nature of your offense and also complete a form of personal information questions. The receipt is sent to the mail you have provided in the form.
FRSC Abuja Address
Federal Road Safety Corps
No. 4 Maputo Street. Zone 3, Wuse,
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FRSC and Google map: Did FRSC ban the use of Google map?
The Federal road safety corps has no standard law or ban against the use of Google maps while driving, as a matter of fact, they advocate the use of Google Maps to establish clarity while driving in an unfamiliar environment. However, there’s been an observation through their traffic records that setting up of phones for either text, calls or road navigation has a way of distracting riders while driving. The consequent loss of concentration in driving caused by Google maps is what the FRSC preach against. Therefore, the FRSC has implored drivers to fully set up their Google maps before setting the vehicle in motion so as to ensure maximum concentration. As with lots of laws in Nigeria, don’t get caught.
The FRSC, being a hierarchy job has a well-defined salary structure with varying figures for different ranks. Although a lot of officers do not disclose their exact salary figures, an overview is found on various platforms with searches like “frsc salary nairaland”. Our platform has done a lot to compile and provide the salary structure of the FRSC, however, before the minimum wage implementation. More so, at graduate entry-level, you are placed in the officer cadre salary with about N700,000 per annum. Below is an overview of the FRSC ranks and salary.
Rank Basic Annual Salaries
- Chief Inspector (CI) ₦1405449
- Deputy Chief Inspector (DCI ₦1325234
- Assistant Chief Inspector (ACI) ₦1252038
- Principal Marshal Inspector (PMI) ₦1143539
- Senior Marshal Inspector (SMI) ₦1,058,416
- Marshal Inspector I (MI-I) ₦777,876
- Marshal Inspector II (MI-II) ₦548,387
- Marshal Inspector III (MI-III) ₦393,442
- Chief Road Marshal Assistant (CRMA) ₦966,761
- Deputy Road Marshal Assistant (DRMA) ₦539,048
- Senior Road Marshal Assistant (SRMA) ₦387,428
- Road Marshal Assistant I (RMA I) ₦349,589
- Road Marshal Assistant II (RMA II) ₦319,741
- Road Marshal Assistant III (RMA III) ₦305,576
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