FRSC Begins 2018 Road Safety Week

…Organises Stakeholders Seminar

By Abuchi Onwumelu

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra State Command last Thursday organized an interactive forum for all stakeholders in the state. The seminar is used to usher in the 2018 Road Safety Week.

Addressing the stakeholders in Awka, the Sector Commander CC Sunday M. Ajayi said it was noteworthy to mention that this year’s Road Safety Week was holding at this time of the year to usher in ember months, noting that it was a time mass movement of people and vehicles were anticipated, adding that it was therefore good to refresh their memories of the traffic expectation during this period.

Mr. Ajayi announced that the Road Safety Week was a weeklong event and was celebrated annually, saying that the event would avail the Corps and stakeholders the opportunity to brainstorm on current road safety policies, challenges and charting the way forward.

The FRSC boss said it was also a period of reawakening the consciousness of road users on the need to be safety conscious, even as he said that between January to August this year, the command had recorded 116 road crashes, 47 deaths and 335 injured.

According to Ajayi, the figures above informed their decision to convoke the gathering. ‘The 2018 Road Safety Week, which is the 4th in the series, is carefully packaged to serve a genuine purpose considering the prevailing road infractions in the state and the need for all hands to be on deck to tackle the resultant monster called road traffic crash hence the theme “Improving Road Safety In Anambra State: The Role of Stakeholders”,’ he said.

Keynote address was delivered by Zonal Commanding Officer, R55, Benin, ACM Keyinde A Adeleye.

Immigration, Army, Navy, Police officers attended. bSCDC, OCHA Brigade, Fire Service officials also in attendance. Traditional rulers

The event featured paper presentation, interactions from relevant stakeholders.

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