FG moves to check road carnage
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim, has said the government will acquire modern technologies to reduce road accidents.
Speaking at the national summit on the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (2012-2016) organised by the Federal Road Safety Corps in Abuja on Tuesday 17 April, 2012, the SGF stated that the government was working to establish an efficient transport system and to close existing gaps in the inter-modal transport network.
He implored stakeholders to come up with implementable strategies by setting short, medium and long-term goals and targets.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said road accidents had caused many deaths in Nigeria, adding that a significant portion of the Gross Domestic Product is lost to accidents.
He insisted that safety must be of common concern to all citizens, pointing out that everyone should be part of the move to end the high road accidents in the country.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Osita Chidoka, explained that the summit was the culmination of the recommendations of zonal stakeholders meetings held across the country.