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FUG Pensions partners FRSC on safe driving

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Road Safety officials on patrol on the road.

Road Safety officials on patrol on the road.

Future Unity Glanvills (FUG), Pensions Limited, has offered 400 reflective jackets and 20,000 brochures to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to enhance the organisation’s safety drive in the ember months.

The Managing Director, FUG Pensions, Usman Sulaimon, who made the presentation to FRSC officials at the company’s corporate head office in Lagos, said it was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

He stated that the company was introduced to the special activities of the FRSC during the ember months and they decided to partner with the agency. He said the company believed that motorists should be educated and enlightened on the dangers of over-speeding and use of expired tyres
on the highways.

Sulaimon said, “We got to understand that the FRSC carry out special activities during the ember month on the Nigerian highways to ensure road users, especially those going on holidays, arrive at their destinations safely.

However, in an exclusive interview with The Guardian, the General Manager and Head of Investment, FUG Pensions, Ngozi Chuks-Okeke, said her Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), distributed handbills to educate drivers plying Nigerian roads on the need to maintain speed limits, drive with good tyres and always adhere to a safe drive tips all the times, especially, in this festival period, where people travel for Christmas and New Year festivals.

She explained that the firm equally partnered with Lion’s Club, adopted a classroom at Anthony Village Primary School, where it furnished the classroom with furniture as well as partnered with Bells of Mercy Orphange Home, all in Lagos State.

“FUG also believes that people should get to their destinations alive and not dead to celebrate and enjoy their holidays. It is in this sense that we decide to support the FRSC and we reach out to them to find out what they need to do their job effectively. There are three things that came up in their lists which are reflective jacket, speed limit and use of expired tyres. The road safety corps and special marshal who support them wear reflective jacket which they wear on the highways.

“As the name implies, it is reflective and you see it from afar. Therefore you are cautious and you give attention to what they are indicating to you in terms of dangers on the highway which include speed limits among others.

It is based on this that we are presenting the jackets to the FRSC. We believe it will serve the purpose for which we are providing them and that is ensuring safety this holiday period. The second thing we decided to do is the brochure on speed limit device.

We are providing information leaflets to the corps to make it available to the public so that they can understand why they should limit the speed of their vehicles and tyres,” he said.



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