The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC], Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, on Monday said the number of cars in the country was putting undue pressure on the nation’s road network, thereby causing accidents.
Oyeyemi said Nigeria has over 7.6 million cars plying through its 204, 000 kilometer road network.
“This statistics show that there is high pressure on the road network which makes the prevalence of road accidents high,” he said in a message to an event organised to mark the Global Road Safety Week in Kaduna.
He said that the FRSC had come up with various strategies including installation of speed limiter device in commercial vehicles to reduce road traffic deaths.
The Corps Marshal, represented by Ebenezer Ashaniya, Deputy Corps Commander Policy, Research and Statistics, said efforts were on to increase awareness on the dangers of speed among road users in the country.
Oyeyemi said direct control of speed was necessary and a better approach in saving lives by motorists.
Sokoto to upgrade School of Health Technology
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the state government plans to upgrade the Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, to the status of a college.
Tambuwal made the disclosure when he paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the school, as well as the State College of Nursing in Sokoto town.
He said the gesture was in recognition of the giant strides recorded by the school in training of highly-needed middle-level manpower in the state.
“This development is tremendously boosting the efforts of the state government in the provision of efficient healthcare services.”
“Upgrading the school to a College means improved funding and increased infrastructural development.”