The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday 23 November 2016 approved the sum of 464 million naira, being the amount of money required by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to purchase 67 made-in-Nigeria patrol vans from Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nnewi, Anambra State.
According to minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, who spoke shortly after the vice president Yemi Osinbajo-presided Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday,
“The Federal Executive Council also, today, considered a memorandum for the purchase of some vehicles to strengthen the capacity of the Federal Road Safety Corp in the efficient performance of its functions.
“The Federal Road Safety Corp, as you know, is mandated by the Act setting it up to maintain safety on our federal highways and in doing so, we needed to give them the tools for which they can perform these functions.
“So, today Council approved that 40 double carrier vehicles be added to their fleets, and another 27 swift moving cars be added to their fleets too.”