Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Government has promised to partner the Federal Road Safety Corps in ensuring Safety of lives and property on the highways.
Governor Nyesom Wike made this promise at the weekend in Port Harcourt while flagging off 2016 Ember Month Special road Safety Campaign of FRSC.
Speaking through the commissioner of Transportation, Mr. Akie Fubara, Wike stated that his administration would provide the need help to FRSC to ensure that there was safety on the roads.
Wike noted that the ongoing road projects and fixing of street lights was to ensure safety on the roads.
He said, “The rally today is important because we are entering into the time we record more accidents on the roads as people will be travelling. We will partner FRSC to ensure safety of life and property in the state. The roads we are doing and street lights are to help in addressing the issue of accident.”
Responding, the State Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, explained that what they are doing now is the consolidation of the campaign on the use of speed limit.
“Our men are going to be deployed in the five corridors of the state to ensure that drivers obey traffic rules and regulations. They will also give attention to road traffic accident victims.
“We are collaborating with stakeholders in the transport industry and paramount rulers to tell their people to be careful while driving. We want to bring the incidences of road accidents to barest minimum.”