The federal government Tuesday said it would send two officials of Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) to Sierra Leone to assist the country in controlling its traffic snarl.
It equally disclosed that the two FRSC officials would be in the country for two years, working alongside Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA).
The newly appointed Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Mrs. Gladys Quist-Adebiyi, disclosed this while presenting her letter of credence to the Sierra Leonean President, Ernest Koroma, at the State House in Freetown.
According to Quist-Adebiyi, who visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday, noted that the briefs of the FRSC officials were traffic management and capacity building while in the West African country.
She said education and health would continue to be given priority attention by the Technical Aids Corp.
Quist-Adebiyi also promised to early holding this year, Nigeria-Sierra Leone Joint Commission.
â€œAs a further demonstration of Nigeriaâ€™s commitment to Sierra Leone, the FRSC of Nigeria will be sending two officials for two years to assist the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority in traffic management and capacity building.
â€œAlso, Technical Aids Corp (TAC) volunteers will remain unwavering in their services in the areas of education and health.
â€œI shall work very hard with relevant government g departments to ensure the early holding of the third session of the Nigeria-Sierra Leone Joint Commission this year,â€ she stressed
Until her new appointment as envoy, she was the Director of Protocol at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
She noted that Koroma was appreciative of President Goodluck Jonathan for his support in health, education, judiciary and good governance in Sierra Leone.
She hinted that the Sierra Leonean president was of the hope that Nigeria would assist his country in realisng its â€œAgenda for Prosperity.â€
According to the envoy, the agenda which is a five-year roadmap, was designed to ensure that Sierra Leone become a middle-income country.