13th December, 2010
In its efforts to forestall and where possible reduce the rate of road mishapsÂ especially as activities peak towards Christmas and the new year, the Federal RoadÂ Safety Corps has taken its campaign to Obalende, barely a week after a similarÂ campaign was held at CMS bus stop.
The Unit Commander of FRSC, Lagos Island, Mr. Segun Ogungbemide, in collaborationÂ with Arrive Alive AARI, NURTW,Â RTEAN and city bus operators, were recently atÂ Obalende bus stop to preach the message of restraint, telling drivers andÂ transporters that it is possible to make the yuletide accident-free if they couldÂ abide by the rules and regulations that cause accidents on the road.
The event was held under the flyover at Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Mr. Austin Aru Oko, branch Secretary, Obalende represented the NURTW; Mr. ObaditanÂ Lateef was the KAI representative; Mr. S.B Taiwo was there on behalf of the V.I.O;Â Mr. Zarima Chidama, NOA; Mr. Stephen Omoiho, RTEAN and SP. Clement Ajibo for theÂ Nigeria Police.
Ogungbemide said to avoid road accidents and save lives, drivers should not drinkÂ and drive, especially the local gin popularly called ogogoro, they should not useÂ worn out tyres or receive phone calls or phone on the wheels. “Be patient with otherÂ road users and donâ€™t over speed and overload your vehicles,” he cautioned.