1st December, 2010
In its determination to ensure an accident free yuletide, the Federal Road SafetyÂ Commission, FRSC, Lagos Island Unit, in collaboration with Arrive Alive Initiative,Â AARI and T & M Transport Company, has commenced the ember months campaign toÂ sensitize motorists and transporters on the need to be safety conscious during andÂ after this ember month to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
The event was held at the T & M motor park, CMS bus stop, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.Â All the commercial drivers operating from the motor park and beyond trooped out toÂ benefit from the ember month counselling.
Dignitaries at the event include Alhaji Adesoka, M.D T 7 M, Alhaji S Tojuowo Alejo,Â Financial Director, T & M; Mr. Ike Okonkwo, Executive Director, AARI; B. Asekhauno,Â FRSC Unit Head Admin, Yaba and Hon Kamaz Salau Bashua.
Speaking at the event, the Lagos Island Unit Commander of FRSC, Mr. SegunÂ Ogungbemide said “we organised the road safety campaign yearly to continuously drumÂ it into the ears of commercial drivers and motorist about our zero tolerance forÂ road accidents, especially during the ember months and that it is possible toÂ prevent accidents from happening between now and after yuletide if the driversÂ adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guarding against accident on theÂ highway.”
To complement the efforts of the FRSC in road safety matters, Mr. Okonkwo, directorÂ of AARI donated about 100 pieces of wake up alert devices to drivers to help wakeÂ them up in case they fall asleep on the wheel.
In his response, Alhaji Adesokan thanked the FRSC for the yearly road safetyÂ campaign, saying the enlightenment campaign is not only a big tonic for drivers andÂ transporters but encouraging. He begged the FRSC not to relent in their efforts toÂ sustain the campaign to save lives.
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