Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) seek partnership with members of the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) in curbing road crashes on Nigeria roads.
Corp Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi seeks the partnership of the Bloggers’ Guild in continuing education of road users and drivers to curb incessant deaths due to road crashes.
Dr. Oyeyemi who hosted some executive members of the Guild at the Headquarters of the FRSC, Abuja lamented the new trend in road crashes caused majorly by excessive overloading by unrepentant drivers especially along Onitsha-Asaba highways.
He noted that 30% of the Transportation business in the country are carried out on the roads, while most of the drivers exhibit very careless attitude which lead to frequent road crashes and loss of lives.
Receiving members of the Guild led by its President, Chris Kehinde Nwandu, the Corp Marshal pointed out, “The drivers along Onitsha-Asaba route are very unrepentant. When you see some type of overloading, you will wonder, is it real? And when road crashes occur, people will blame officials of Road Safety Corps”.
According to the Road Safety Boss, another major cause of carnage on the highways which the FRSC is battling with the frequent fall-off of containers from flat-bed trailers.
He therefore seeks the partnership of the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria in using the various online platforms to educate Nigerian drivers on the inherent dangers in lackadaisical attitudes which often cause road crashes.
He urged the GPBN to use their various Platforms to educate road users “especially our drivers on the dangers of indiscipline and careless driving on our roads”
According to the Corps Marshal, “Though the Road Corps do not do 24 hours in the urban centres but on the high ways do shift with on stand-by teams in our offices along the highways. We have safety men on standby to respond to distress and emergencies alongside with the National Civil Service Corps and the Nigeria Police especially when there is also need for enforcement at night”.
He urged members of the Guild to take education and enlightenment of road users seriously noting that the digital world has so much made real-time influence on users of e-media.
Responding to the Corp Marshall, Chris Kehinde Nwandu applauded the Corps Marshal for his exemplary role in building confidence and professionalism in the officers and men of the FRSC to curb road crashes.
Nwandu also sought the partnership of the FRSC for its members to support the Corps in improved digital training to deliver more professionally, real-time news of its activities across all it online Platforms.
Oyeyemi agreed that it was important for its Online handlers and Public relations unit to improve in quality delivery and promised to give the proposal due attention, consideration and priority.
The six-member team that visited the Corporate Headquarters of the FRSC included: National President, Chris Kehinde Nwadu, Abuja Coordinator, Amanda Chisom, Assistant Secretary, Mimi Atedze (Fabmimi) Social Secretary, Florence Hugbo (Bodex Media/TV), Emeka Monye and Asst. Chair, Ethics Committee, Yinka Shokunbi (Healthstyleplus).