Rotary International has embarked on a sensitization exercise in collaboration with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in an attempt to reduce accidents on road.
The event began with take off from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), sector command, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Tuesday, after which the sensitization was taken to some major roads in Ibadan.
Speaking during the exercise, the District chair, basic education and literacy district 9125, Dr Jane Adebusuyi explained that the exercise was necessary to educate road users about safety on road.
She further explained that the exercise is done to celebrate the “world literacy day”, which according to her is celebrated annually on 8th of September.
She said “In Rotary, basic education and literacy is one of our core areas of service, while the month of September has been designated as the month for the celebration of basic education and literacy”
“The significance of this event is to create more awareness on road safety because we have some illiterate drivers who were not aware of the usefulness of the various traffic signs. ”
She also stressed the importance of education of children, especially the girl child, adding that education enhances productivity.
Also speaking the Manager 1, District 9125, Rotarian Adeniyi Adeoti, explained that the project was a joint work by Rotary Club’s in Ibadan to ensure that a larger percentage of the world is literate.
He, however, advised Nigerians on the importance of education to all the citizens.
Also speaking sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Eleyele Ibadan, Uche Winifred Chukwura, explained that the sensitization was aimed at educating drivers more on how to keep themselves and the passengers safe during the critical period of COVID-19.
Chukwura further added that the event will also give the FRSC more opportunity to educate drivers on the need to obey the laid down guidelines by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the FRSC.
The exercise also comprises of the sensitization on the dangers of the use of phone while driving, use of face mask by drivers and their passengers, regular wash of hands, the use of seat belt, avoidance of overloading by drivers and the use of seat belts.
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