Nobel laureate and first chairman, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Prof. Wole Soyinka, has admonished the management of FRSC to form road safety clubs in secondary schools across the country.
Soyinka said he made the call so as to enable to corps reach out to students in the secondary schools to imbibe road safety culture, just as there were Press Clubs.
“I must commend the Corps for their commitment to duty. It must be stressed that they had repositioned the agency for better performance,” Soyinka said today at Asero Motor Park, Abeokuta, during the road safety advocacy mega rally themed Towards an enduring safe road culture in Nigeria.
“I want to recommend that the FRSC should ensure Road Safety Clubs are formed in secondary schools, just as there are Press Clubs in these schools.
“The FRSC is the preventive medicine against accident on our roads,” he said.
Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the programme was part of the agency’s three-pronged strategy of advocacy, education and enlightenment, in reducing accidents on the roads.
“We believe in advocacy, education and enlightenment. This means we will constantly engage the drivers, and other stakeholders in this kind of programme.
“This is what we will be doing regularly. But we want them commercial bus drivers to support us.”
Oyeyemi who warned the drivers against overloading their vehicles, and using of telephone while driving, added that they must not drink and drive and they should put their vehicles in proper shape before embarking on a trip.