The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, appears to be flouting the directive on the Treasury Single Account (TSA) hence, short-changing the federal government of huge revenue.
Prompt News recalls that President Mohammed Buhari had last year directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the federal government to fully comply with Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.
With the policy, all MDAs have been directed to pay all revenue generated into the Treasury Single Account, TSA.
But, the FRSC personnel at the Federal Housing Authority, FHA Lugbe Unit, are making thousands of Naira daily from sale of Nigeria Highway Code without remittance into FG’s coffers.
Motorists are being forced to pay a cash of N600 for the highway code at d FRSC Office at Lugbe by Police Sign Post, despite insistence by motorists who flout traffic law that a bank account or TSA number should be given to pay for the highway code and fines.
The FRSC personnel only direct motorists to pay fines into a Wema Bank account while they collect a cash of N600 from individual offender without issuance of receipts. Several motorists lined up d FRSC Lugbe Office on Monday and Tuesday, to pay the N600.
Some of the Motorists, who spoke to our correspondent, complained bitterly that the highway code was made compulsory no matter the frequency of the traffic fines, coughing out N600 at every opportunity in addition to d Fines.