Thursday 19th October, 2017
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Be safety conscious, Oyo Speaker tells road users

Be safety conscious, Oyo Speaker tells road users

The Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Michael Adeyemo, has appealed to road users to be safety-conscious, saying life and human parts are nei­ther replaceable nor available in the market.

At the plenary he presided over on Tuesday, Hon Adeye­mo urged commercial drivers and other road users to ob­serve the road-worthiness of their vehicles before embark­ing on a journey.

He said: “Life is not replace­able. No part of the body is replaceable. If a part of the body is replaced, it would be artificial. All road users must ensure the safety of lives and property.”

The Speaker was speaking against the backdrop of a mo­tion moved by Hon Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji, the law­maker representing Ogbomo­so North in the Assembly.

In the motion titled: ‘Need for the Establishment of Oyo State Accident Rescue Man­agement Unit’, Mrs Oladeji, said that victims of emergency situations such as motor acci­dent required first aid treat­ment and urgent attention in order to prevent complica­tions.

In his contribution, Hon Gbenga Oyekola from Ati­ba State constituency, em­phasised the need to ap­peal to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to educate its members in order to prevent avoidable accidents.

The Majority Leader, Hon Kehinde Subair, canvassed the state government’s col­laborate with agencies such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The House thereafter re­solved to urge the Ministry of Health to work with House Committee on Health to es­tablish Oyo State Accident Rescue Management Unit.