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Corps lauds stakeholders for ensuring roads safety

09 April 2015, 17:07

Abuja - The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has commended road safety stakeholders for committing to campaigns to end carnages.

Oyeyemi gave the commendation in Abuja on Thursday during a technical session organised for stakeholders to take a closer look at the strategies for the implementation of the speed limiters policy in Nigeria.

He said the commitment shown by the relevant stakeholders in the pursuit of safer road campaigns in the country convinced him that if everyone joined hands in the campaign, achieving safer road environment was a possibility.

He added that for the nation to achieve the desired road safety, all stakeholders must remain focused and imbibe the true essence of the Safer Roads and Fuller Lives campaign.

Also read: Institute to partner FRSC, others on road safety

“The decision to introduce speed limiters in the country was fallout of the high incidence of speed-induced crashes, and jointly taken by all the stakeholders who have been active in the campaign over the years. I am glad to note that so far, we are on course, and would remain focused to the campaign,” he said.

“I thank all the road safety stakeholders, especially those in road transport unions for the concerted efforts they have been making to ensure that their members align fully to the speed limiters policy as demonstrated by their insistence that their members’ vehicles must be fitted with the device before the set deadline,” Oyeyemi stated.

“I am convinced that through such efforts, it would be possible for us to carry out enforcement on commercial operators and other drivers without friction; as self enforcement remains the most veritable means of achieving orderliness in the implementation of the policy.”

Stakeholders who participated in the technical session include those from various road transport unions, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), National Automotive Council (NAC) and the academia.

Nigeria’s roads are said to be the most dangerous in the continent. According to the World Health Organisation, crashes account for 33.7 deaths per 100 000 population annually.

- CAJ News

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