Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, over the weekend declared Osun as the state with the lowest cases of road accident, just as it flagged-off its 2015 Ember Month Campaign at the state capital, Osogbo.
State Commander, FRSC, Mr. Muhammed Husaini, said the South-West has the least number of road accidents, revealing that Osun State has the lowest road accident occurrence compared to its counterparts.
The FRSC had earlier decorated key officials of the present administration as Special Marshalls at a ceremony in which Governor Aregbesola was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
Husaini called on residents to continuously cooperate with the commission in its efforts to ensure a safe society and total security of lives and property.
The commander noted that the FRSC has made available human and material resources to meet the challenges of this period, adding that it has always been proactive in all its programmes to mitigate the carnage on roads.
“The Ember and Yuletide seasons are the most challenging periods for us as many Nigerians, especially road users take advantage of these periods to travel for various activities in haste forgetting that their lives ought to be their utmost priority .
“It has always been our plea to road users to desist from vices such as speed violation, overloading, drunk driving, use of cell phones while driving, non-usage of seat belts, use of worn-out tyres among others.
“To avoid being prosecuted, there must be strict compliance to all our rules and regulation. There is need for our people, most importantly road users to join hands with the FRSC and other relevant agencies like the police, Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, and other stakeholders to make our roads safer.”
The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure total protection of lives and property of road users and the entire citizens, particularly during the ember months.

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