As part of its strategies to further reduce road traffic crash among school children in 2018, the Federal Road Safety Corps has re-demonstrated its commitment to Road Safety Education in Secondary Schools in the country.
The Corps Public Education Officer Bisi Kazeem stated this while addressing students and other guests during the maiden edition of the FRSC inter secondary school debate competition in Abuja recently where eight schools within the FCT drilled themselves on the basic knowledge of safety.
While highlighting the relevance of Road Safety Education to nation building, Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi saying “FRSC has come to a point where it can no longer tolerate the death of school children on our roads as a result of road traffic crashes.’’
Continuing, he added that the Catch Them Young initiative is targeted at bringing the basic knowledge of road safety to the younger generation as a panacea for road related crashes.
The FCT Director, Education Resource Centre, Barrister Oniah Edmond who chaired the occasion admonished students to imbibe the safety attitude at all times. He further commended FRSC for always manifesting sincere commitment to road safety campaign as evidenced by the Corps’ aggressive pursuit of school advocacy and enforcement of traffic rules in Nigeria.
In the same vein, the Chairman / founder of Iwuanyanwu National Ambulance who graced the occasion thanked former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida for establishing the Corps and commended the ingenuity of Professor Wole Soyinka who birthed the idea.
He commended the innovativeness of the Corps especially under the leadership of the present Corps marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi in championing the cause of road safety through public education campaign in the last 30 years of its existence.
Pace setters Academy Wuse emerged the overall winner of the maiden edition while, Government Secondary School Garki was the runner up in a competition involving eight Secondary Schools within the FCT.