NIGERIA Association of Women
Journalists, NAWOJ, FCT Chapter,
has condemned the recent attack
on one of its members, Mrs. Josie
Mudashiru of the Federal Capital
Territory Administration, FCTA,
by Mr. Nnachi Okafor, of the same
This was contained in a
statement signed by the Secretary
of NAWOJ in the FCT, Grace
THE training on safe use of roads for commercial drivers in Lagos in order to reduce road crashes and the resultant high rate of mortality has successfully ended in Lagos,
Nigeria’s commercial capital city.
The training which was organised by the Automobile Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN) in partnership with Naija Car Lovers, as well as in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission, support from the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State
Traffic Management Authority and LASEMA Response Unit was inspired by the need to curb the high rate of victims of crashes usually recorded on Nigeria’s busy roads,
especially between September to December every year.
A total of 250 commercial drivers underwent the training programme entitled “Road Safety for Commercial Transporters” held in October.
According to the president of the ATCN, Mr. Isiaku Bamayi,
“The topics covered during the
programme were meant properly to equip the drivers on the need to drive safely on the highway in the
course of doing their business”, he
The topics included “Road Usage: Federal Guidelines and Rules”, “Federal Guidelines,
Traffic Rules, Documentation”,
“State Guidelines, Traffic Rules,
Traffic Signs, Markings, Offenses and Penalties” and “Crash Site
Management, First Aid and Evacuation for Road Crash Victims”.
Others are “Child Safety
and Road Usage”, “Create
Road Safety Consciousness in
Commercial Drivers Using Road
Safety”, “Make Commercial
Drivers more Conscious of their
Safety on the Road by Checking
Njoku, and forwarded to Nigerian
The statement reads ‘‘The
incident occurred on October 6
when Mrs. Mudashiru, in company
of another colleague, tried to seek
clarifications on some minor union
issues from the accused, resulting
in him spitting, as well as slapping
The association, at the end of
its November congress, totally
condemned the act, describing
it as despicable and a spite on
womanhood. It therefore called
on the federal government and
other relevant bodies to look into
the matter with a view to ensuring
that fairness is upheld. This, the
association said, will serve as a
deterrent to those who molest
women in work places.
Chairperson, NAWOJ, FCT, Com. Okoh-Esene Stella, said no matter the level of provocation, no man should raise his hand against a woman in the work place because there are laid down rules of channelling such grievances for appropriate actions.
Meanwhile, the association has called on media houses to ensure the prompt payment of their workers, especially female journalists who are mothers and caretakers of the family, stressing that NAWOJ will continue to stand up for its members at all times.
NIGERIA Association of Women