Kwara State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps Frederick Ojedan urged all road users to adopt a culture of road safety to achieve zero accidents on the highways.
An appeal was made at a press conference in Ilorin on Thursday to mark the ‘2022 United Nations International Day of Road Traffic Victims’ under the theme ‘Justice’.
Ojedan said the Safety Corps as an organization does not want more victims to be remembered as a result of the carnage caused by accidents, loss of life and property, permanent disabilities, and losses to the national economy.
He said that all hands should be on deck and further remember that the afflictions in which you collide are brought into the houses and act accordingly.
Ojedan said the week-long commemoration program is designed to sensitize the general public and motorists in particular to the need to be safe on highways while driving, especially with Nigerians now in their early months.
He revealed that the main cause of death among young people is due to road accidents.
WHO Representative Ikon Obeyemi praised road safety in the state and pledged to partner with the organization to reduce carnage on the roads resulting from road accidents.
Embracing a culture of highway safety – Kwara sector leader for road users