Birnin Kebbi - The Federal Road Safety Commission
(FRSC) said on Thursday that more than 1,000 Nigerians died in road
accidents between March and September this year.
The Corps Marshal, Osita Chidoka, said this in Birnin Kebbi at a one-day sensitisation campaign on speed limit device.
Chidoka said that statistics indicated that 65 per cent of the road
accidents recorded during the period under review were caused
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chidoka was represented
at the occasion by Mr Alfred Adeboye, an Assistant Corps Marshal, in
charge of zone 10.
The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
Chidoka said that the device was installed by the commission to minimise carnage on the roads.
He called on stakeholders to cooperate with the commission to achieve the goal of reducing carnage on the nation's highways.
In his speech, Mr Daniel Sayi, the Sector Commander in charge of the
state, pledged that the command would collaborate with stakeholders in
transport sector to reduce accidents in the state.
Sayi said that speed limit device would be installed by road safety officials on vehicles for effective monitoring of drivers.
NAN reports that both major and critical stakeholders in road transportation attended the programme.