The Federal Road Safety Commission in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA Norh Central zonal office Jos, Plateau State ) and other stakeholders toady 27th October flagged off the 2022 EMBER MONTHS CAMPAIGNS. The ceremony with the theme ” avoid over Speeding , overloading and Unsafe Tyres to arrive alive” which took place at Mararaban Jama’a motor park in Jos South Local Government Area was organised by the RS4.14 Bukuru Unit Command of the FRSC of the state.
In address, the Sector Commander RS4.1 Plateau State CORPS Commander (CC) AH Godwin said FRSC has been and is still doing its best to achieve its goal to accomplish 15% reduction in road traffic crash fatality, enhance road safety partnership for innovative intervention and consolidate on road traffic dada system for improved road safety policy formulation through public enlightenment at churches, mosques, motor parks and markets. The CORPS Commander noted that essence of every effort put together by FRSC was to affect a change in the mindset of all road users that their attitudes are highly responsible for 90 % of crashes and the outcome of those crashes.
He added further that the period of EMBER MONTHS are known for intense vehicular movements even as people rush to meet up with family and other demands while drivers see the period as the season to maximize profits thereby stretching themselves to unreasonable limits; the result always lead to heavy traffic crashes leading to loss of lives and properties. He urged all participants at the flag of to responsible at their various Conners that the road is not for competition and that it does forgive.
He concluded by thanking the State Government for the increased visibility on major roads in the state through the street light projects which he believed will bring about improved safety and security on our roads.
In his remarks, the North Central Coordinator of NEMA Mr. Eugene Nyelong said he was delighted when the zonal office received an invitation letter to attend this flag off from the unit command. He told the participants at the ceremony that NEMA is an agency of Federal government that is swaddled with the role of coordinating all forms of disasters in Nigeria and assured the FRSC of the agency’s continues support and collaboration not only during the “ember months” but in all their activities and programmes.
Some of the participants at the flag off/sensitization expressed their appreciations to the commission on their roles in the management of road traffic crashes in the country.
Some of the participants at the flag off included: the Police, the Red Cross, The Civil Defense Corps , NURTW, Commercial drivers amongst others.