FRSC seeks involvement of pupils in road safety issues
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the managers of the Indomie Fan Club (IFC), have stressed the need for Nigeria to deepen road safety rules in the primary school curriculum.
IFC is an initiative to celebrate the spirit of kids poised at creating an environment of learning, fun, excitement and bonding for children between the ages of five to 12.
Speaking during the IFC Road Safety Quiz Competition in Lagos, the Lagos Sector Commander FRSC, Hyginus Omeje, said such action would ensure that school children learnt road safety rules early in life for survival, while urging primary school operators in Lagos to establish Federal Road Safety Clubs in their schools.
Omeje, who was represented by the Deputy Corps Commander, Olalekan Morakinyo, said when children are taught road safety rules at a tender age, such knowledge will remain with them till adulthood, a situation, which he said, will help to curb road accidents in the future.
Omeje said: “One of the major reasons for our partnership and support of the Fan Club Safety Quiz Competition is to help towards deepening general safety knowledge among the pupils, and to also use them as agents of change in our society, especially as the festive season approaches.”
For the past several months, a team from FRSC and IFC having been going from school to school teaching school children about road safety issues. The competition is expected to assess the level of understanding of road safety protocols by the pupils of the various IFC-supported schools after months of enlightenment on road safety rules by officials of the corps.
Twenty-seven IFC-supported schools drawn from all the local government councils in Lagos, participated in the elimination stage of the competition held at the FRSC Sector Command, Ojodu Berger, Lagos.
Earlier in her opening speech, the Coordinator, IFC, Faith Joshua, stated that IFC believes in educational development, safety and harnessing the special talents of children who will someday become resource persons in the society.
According to her, the IFC road safety quiz competition is aimed at evaluating the pupils’ understanding of the dos and don’ts of road safety.
Speaking after the competition, winners and representatives of Kings Crown School Surulere, Ifeonye Emmanuel and Adebambo Deborah thanked Indomie Fan Club for its continuous support to pupils and promised to be good ambassadors to IFC and FRSC.
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