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FRSC decries rate of accidents in Jigawa

04 September 2012, 12:20

Jigawa - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Jigawa on Monday decried the rate of accident in the state.

The state Sector Commander, Aminu Umar, made the remark at a one-day sensitisation workshop on road safety.

He said that it had adopted effective measures to enforce traffic rules and regulation on the road users in the area.

The theme of the workshop, ``Advocacy as a tool for improve road safety activities’’, he said was designed to equip corps marshal and to educate motorist on traffic rules.

According to him, the commission has intensified its public enlightenment campaign to reduce carnage on the road.

He said the commission would continue to support its personnel as well as special marshal to enable them discharge their duties diligently.

In his remarks, Ibrahim Alhaji, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Special Service, pledged the State Government’s support toward curtailing road accidents.

Alhaji noted that the workshop would go a long way in enhancing traffic management in the state.

``Such training will empower officers and special marshals toward quality control of traffic regulations,” he said.

The reports that 100 participants drawn from the National Union of World Transport Workers, motorcycle riders association and other stakeholders from the 27 Local Government Areas attended the workshop.



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