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FRSC Canvasses Support For Safer Roads In Nig

The Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC is to strengthen its collaboration with stakeholders towards addressing challenges of road accidents involving articulated vehicles in the country.

Corps Marshal of FRSC Dr Boboye Oyeyemi stated this in Abuja during a one day Joint Stakeholders forum with the theme: SAFE HAULAGE OPERATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE ROAD USAGE IN NIGERIA.

Represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal Mrs Ojeme Ewrujakpor the Corps Marshal maintained that the annual report on Road Accidents involving articulated vehicles was of great concern and there must be deliberate efforts by stakeholders to take action that would promote sanity on the roads.

Dr Oyeyemi stressed that FRSC would continue to design, coordinate and implement initiatives towards addressing driver risks behaviours including drunk driving, use of phone while driving, excessive speed and non use of seat belts among others.

He therefore solicited the support of transport operators in achieving sustainable safer roads and its attendant effect in reducing the rate of fatality and actualisation of Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Mr Babatunde Erukera said abuse of articulated vehicles contributed to destruction of roads and increased number of deaths in the country.

He appealed to Transport Unions to complement the federal government’s huge investment on roads for socio economic development.

Mr Erukera reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the safety of consumers and protection of their rights at all times.

President National Association ofTransport Owners Alhaji Lawal Othman who expressed concern over the poor condition of roads appealed to Government at all levels to wake up to their responsibilities of making roads motorable across the country.

He pledged that the association would continue to engage FRSC in building the capacity of members for effective traffic management in the country.

By Kayode Oyedare

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