Following the concerns raised by the public over a fancy plate number with inscription “Egoobala” issued to a car owner by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) which has gone viral on the social media, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has directed the immediate withdrawal of the number plate.
Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja observed that the Corps Marshal gave the directive having known the true meaning of the word in Igbo language .
Kazeem added that the Corps Marshal appreciated the public for drawing the attention of the Commission to the meaning of the inscription “Egoobala” which connotes blood money in Igbo language.
He stated that while assuring the public of the Corps’ commitment to safer roads, fuller lives, the Corps Marshal also thanked the public for being vigilant.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been drawn to a vehicle seen with a fancy number plate with the inscription ‘Egoobala’.
“This is to inform the public that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi wishes to appreciate the public for drawing our attention to the meaning of the inscription Egoobala which connotes blood money and has directed the immediate withdrawal of the number plate, having known the true meaning of the word in Igbo language .
“While assuring the public of the Corps commitment to safer roads , fuller lives , the Corps Marshal also thank them for been vigilant.”
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