Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi State Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja said it is understood that the Ember periods witnesses high rate of road accidents which calls for synergy among road users, security agencies, and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to seek ways to avert or reduce the carnage resulting from crashes.
Chief Onoja who represented the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at the launch of this year’s Ember Months Campaign on Friday by the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC) , lamented the sharp rise in accident statistics across the country.
He said Kogi is bothered by the unfortunate situation as it happens to be the rendezvous where over ten states across the country pass through.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that the Yahaya Bello led administration is committed to ensure safety of roads across the state.
He also assured that the present administration would work in collaboration with the FRSC and other law enforcement agencies to ensure safety of roads from accidents and other forms of criminality.
He said the rise in criminal activities along Abuja – Lokoja highway calls for improved security efforts to nip the ugly situation in the bud, promising that the state government is ready to work in synergy with the FCT command of the Nigeria Police to rid the road of criminals and unwarranted accidents.
- The FRSC Sector Commander for Kogi state Command, Emmanuel Abe commended the state government for the support it has been rendering to the commission and appealed for more to enhance them perform and respond promptly to distress calls.