Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Nigerian government considers road safety a major development and economic priority for government at all levels, as it ensures the safety and protection of lives, and the well-being of the citizenry.
He stated this on Thursday evening when he received on a courtesy call at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt, who was accompanied by the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi.
“In terms of priority, road safety is critical to us. Just looking at the number of fatalities, more attention should be given to road safety issues because, certainly we will have far less fatalities…. we should try and keep the campaign going and adopt different approaches to these issues, so that we don’t have the kinds of huge fatalities,” the VP said.
Noting that road safety and welfare of citizens were crucial issues to government, the Vice President stated that this was a reason “why it is that we have done and continue to do as much as possible to promote the work of our federal road safety corps.”