The Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, has appealed to Nigerians to be part of efforts to rid the nation’s highways of carnage.
Mr Oyeyemi made the the plea on Tuesday in Lokoja at the opening of the 2017 sectoral workshop of the Kogi State Special Marshal Unit.
He said that there was urgent need for the civil society, corporate bodies and individuals to show more concern for safety on the roads.
The FRSC boss, who was represented at the event by the state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Segun Martins also appealed to motorists to avoid speeding, overloading and observe other safety rules to reduce crashes.
He said that theme of the workshop which is “Life is a right and not a privilege” was appropriate, calling on passengers to report any erring driver to the nearest FRSC office for necessary action.
The Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Folashade Ayoade in her speech commended the special marshals for the good job they have been doing in the state but pleaded with them to put in more efforts.
She decried the high rate of crash on Okene -Lokoja – Abuja road, urging the FRSC to arrest the situation.
Mrs Ayoade, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special duty, Chris Ali , urged the FRSC to continue to enforce the use of seat belt and other safety rules to reduce crashes on the roads.
The Chairman, Special Marshal Unit, Kogi State, Henry Adeyemi, earlier in his welcome remarks charged the leadership of the FRSC on the need to provide his members kits and means of identification.
He said that efforts were on to extend the services of the unit to other major towns in the state and appealed to motorists to drive with caution this ember months’ period.