Stakeholders express commitment to road safety
From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS have resolved to step up efforts to ensure the success of measures aimed at promoting road safety and enhance economic activities in Nigeria.
The pledge came during interactive session with the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, at the FRSC National Headquarters in Abuja.
Stakeholders resolved to individually and collectively mobilise resources for the promotion of road safety deals in the country.
Representative of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), who is also the General Manger Administration of the union, Alhaji Zubairu Ahmed, said the Corps Marshal had been proactive in organising meetings of the stakeholders.
It is where collective decisions on road safety matters were taken.
Ahmed said stakeholders were witnessing a new dimension to road safety campaign in the country with increased tempo in sensitisation programmes.
“We appreciate your approach to issues of road safety campaign, which is based on consultation,” said Ahmed.
“It is therefore, our own responsibility to pass the message to our members who are not here so that they can be educated on the need to support what the FRSC is doing in the interest of all road users,” Ahmed said.
The National President of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NIRTW), Alhaji Nazeem Yasin, described the meeting as timely.
He highlighted it was held in the so-called ember months when road traffic crashes were most prevalent.
Yasin commended the FRSC for its various initiatives on road safety campaigns and appealed to all stakeholders to show support to the Corps for the attainment of the much desired road safety ideals in the country.
Oyeyemi expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for their responsiveness to meetings whenever called upon to discuss issues of road safety, even at short notice.
He said this had led to massive public awareness on road safety which is impacting positively on the increased sanity on the road.
He commended the stakeholders and assure that the campaign would continue until sanity returned to the roads.
“We would sustain the campaign until we are convinced that every road user has been well enlightened and sanity has returned fully to our roads,” Oyeyemi said.
– CAJ News
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