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Kano flags-off operation zero tolerance on road crashes

By Ahmad Muhammad, Kano
10 December 2021   |   3:35 am
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has flagged off the 2021 operation zero tolerance for road crashes’ campaign, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the 'Yankaba central motor park, Kano.

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has flagged off the 2021 operation zero tolerance for road crashes’ campaign, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the ‘Yankaba central motor park, Kano.

Ganduje, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna, said following the approval given by the National Council on Education on the introduction of road safety education in the curriculum of primary and secondary schools in the country, the state government was committed to introducing road safety education in its schools.

He said his administration was planning to construct weigh bridges in order to prevent overloading of vehicles, adding that the weigh bridges, when fully operational, would ensure that all vehicles entering the state are weighed.

He added: “This administration is working towards establishing more drivers’ licence centres in the state, so as to ensure that only qualified and licensed persons drive vehicles in an effort to prevent occurrence of crashes on our roads.”

On the theme of this year’s zero tolerance for road crashes’ campaign, which is, ‘Maintain safe speed, avoid night travel and enjoy quality road experience’, he said: “It is apt to all road users to ensure they operate within the acceptable speed limit and avoid night travels because of security concerns and poor visibility.”

He also assured that his administration would ensure sustainable collaboration with FRSC in its programmes to ensure safety and security of lives and properties of road users in the state.

Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said the operation zero tolerance campaign, which was successfully carried out early in the year at Asaba and Ilorin, and now in Kano, targets the mass sensitisation of road users and collective agenda setting for improved road traffic and crash management during end of year and new year season, usually known for increase in traffic volume.

He reminded that the responsibility of each society was to identify the root causes of road crashes in each environment and work towards eliminating them.