ROAD SAFETY WK : Stakeholders Adopt Measures To Reduce Crashes By 50%

17 May 2021 by Florence Adewale

The Ministry of Health has called for concerted efforts towards ensuring the safety of lives.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmibe Mamora made the call while declaring the sixth Global Road Safety week open in Abuja.

The United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety and injury prevention brought together stakeholders to brainstorm on how to reduce road crashes and avoid death and disability from crashes.

The Minister for State for Health Dr. Olorunmibe Mamora, who said about Six to nine trillion naira is lost yearly to road accidents stressed that if necessary precautions were taken it could reduce crashes by fifty percent.

He explained that government would not relent in its efforts to ensure that all policies were fully implemented to meet global target of fifty percent reduction in road crashes.

Dr. Mamora pledged the ministry’s prompt action on treatment of victims of road accidents to save more lives.

In a remark, the Country Representative of World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Walter Kazardi Molumbo stated that the WHO would not hesitate to support countries through capacity building and provision of funds to prevent crashes on roads.

In his words “we are supporting countries to overcome challenges, to build capacity by implementing necessary policies and proper monitoring to make our roads safer.”

Also, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Dame Pauline Tallen urged motorists to always obey traffic signs especially zebra crossing for school children.

In a message, the Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi called on Nigerians to always adhere to safety protocols.

The theme for the sixth Global Road Safety week is managing speeding with the slogan streets for life.

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