Accidents and SafetyNewsFRSC Flag Off EMBER Months Campaign in Adamawa

YOLA — The Federal Road Safety Commission Adamawa State Command has flagged off the annual EMBER months campaigns in Jambutu Vehicle Terminal, Yola as part of measures to curtail the rate of accidents recorded during EMBER months that run from September through December usually characterized by an increase in vehicles and human movement for the end of the year activities.

In his welcome address, the Sector commandant Mr. Yelwa Dio said the theme for this year “Avoid Speeding, Overloading, and Unsafe Tyres to Arrive Alive” was carefully selected to reflect the needs and reality of today’s world as it impacts road transportation according to him in line with the focus the commission is concentrating on educating motorist through various awareness, activities, and rallies.

In his message, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri represented by the Commissioner for Works and Energy Development Adamu Atiku Abubakar appreciated the Federal Road Safety officials for not just ensuring that traffic rules are obeyed but also risking their lives daily to maintain order.

He observes that the number of road accidents recorded this year in the first quarter in the state increased by one point three percent.

The Governor said statistics show that road crashes have been one of the major causes of death in Nigeria while calling on road users to be extra careful and adhere to road safety regulations.

In a remark, Commissioner for Transport Alhaji Mustapha Jika expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Road Safety Commission in the state and appealed to stakeholders in the transport sector to unite and work for hand in hand with the Commission to reduce the high cases of road accidents normally recorded EMBER months during the ember months.

Also in his message, Lamido of Adamawa Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa represented by the Acting District Head of Jimeta Alhaji Baba Jauro called on motorists to always observe the traffic rules for their safety and called on security agencies to collaborate with Road safety and other critical stakeholders in the sector to achieve the deserved goals.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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