Thursday, 24 April 2014

FRSC Records 272 Deaths In 15 Months

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said yesterday that it recorded 272 deaths on road crashes between January 2013 and March 2014 in Kwara, Kogi and Ekiti.
FRSC Corps Marshal Mr Osita Chidoka made this known in Ilorin during his on-the-spot assessment of the challenges facing the Zone RS8 comprising the three states.

Chidoka, who was represented by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Mr Kabiru Lawal, said the purpose of his visit was to assess how the commission had been able to utilise its local initiatives.
He said the commission was partnering states and local government authorities across the country to end the sale of alcohol at motor parks.
Also speaking, the Zonal Commander,  Mr Garuba Terrang, said that 272 persons died, while 1, 306 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in auto crashes in the zone during the period under review.
He expressed the readiness of the commission to reduce the rate of road accidents to the barest in the zone
Terrang appealed to the corps marshal to increase the staff, logistics and other support to the zone, saying:”All this will improve our performance, if provided.”
In her remarks, the Sector Commander, Kwara Command, Mrs Mary Wakawa, said the sector was also partnering `Okada riders’ with a view to reducing accidents in the state.
She said that the sector had conducted road audit and forwarded the report to the relevant quarters for the necessary solution to accidents on Nigerian roads.

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