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  • News - North West - Sokoto
  • Updated: May 07, 2024

FRSC seeks collaborative efforts to curb road accidents in Nigeria

FRSC seeks collaborative efforts to curb road accidents in N

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, is advocating for increased collaboration with stakeholders in the transport sector to reduce the frequency of accidents on Nigerian roads. 

In Sokoto, the FRSC is working with stakeholders to address issues such as overloading of trucks and vehicles with goods, animals, and passengers, which contribute to accidents. 

Speaking at a sensitization event held at Sokoto Central Garage, Abdullahi Maikano, the FRSC sector commander in the state, noted that this initiative is part of a nationwide effort by the Corps Marshal to enhance road safety.

 Maikano stressed the importance of educating drivers, trailer and truck owners, as well as traders, about the importance of prioritizing safety at all times. 

He expressed concern over the rising instances of vehicle overloading and warned drivers at the Sokoto State Transport Authority garage about the dangers associated with night travel, overloading, speeding, and carrying excess fuel.

He stressed the need for drivers to avoid carrying fuel while embarking on any journey, “because it leads to many fatalities, therefore, I urge you to abide by road traffic regulations.”

The sector commander further called on all categories of drivers to ensure proper condition of vehicles, cooperate with officials of government controlled agencies, obey patrol officials and adhere to user guides.

In his address, the secretary of Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in the state, Muhammad Labaran, thanked the corps marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu for the campaign and promised the union resolve to cooperate with the corps to achieve safety on the roads.

Speaking also, the chairman of truck drivers’ union, Sokoto State chapter, Buhari Habibu, underscored the importance of the campaign for the protection of lives and property.

The general manager, SSTA, Ibrahim Muhammad expressed  appreciation to FRSC and called on drivers to abide by all safety rules and regulations, while promising to enforce the instructions, teachings and knowledge on their members.

The exercise featured questions and answers as well as a demonstration of safety guides.

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