Road safety matters for discourse at FRSC lecture

by | August 23, 2017 12:07 am



Topical issues which bothers on the five pillars of the Decade of Action for road safety in Africa will constitute parts of what will be discussed at the 7th annual Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) lecture in Abuja. The event is scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.

The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour, while Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, an Oba (Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife) is the chairman of the occasion.

The Guest speaker at the occasion is Jean Todt the President of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.

Bisi Kazeem, FRSC’s Corps Public Education Officer, the event will look at the five pillars that includes Road Safety Management which concerns the institutional framework needed to implement road safety activities, safer roads and mobility that deals with road development.

Other areas of discuss is safer vehicles which focuses on standards, entry and exit of vehicles into and from countries, safer drivers and other road users that addresses driver training, testing and licensing, driving permits and enforcement of the driving code.

It will also beam searchlight on awareness and education of the public, and the development of a safety culture, and lastly, Post-crash response which deals with onsite care, transport and trauma care of injured.

Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal of the FRSC,  Boboye Oyeyemi expects that the occasion of the 7th Annual Lecture series and the morals gathered from it will cascade down to all categories of road users in Nigeria and in Africa.

MIKE OCHONMA