FRSC partners firm for safety of highways, lives
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has renewed its yearly collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to maintain safety on the highway during the ember months, especially during the Yuletide.
Officials of both organisations always use the programme to admonish commuters to observe safety and avert deaths on the roads.
Speaking during the sensitization at the weekend in Ikeja, Lagos, the Unit Commander, RS2.15, Ojota, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) Emmanuel Obi, noted: “We are here today because of the collaboration we have with Honeywell, in respect of our ember months flag-off awareness with the theme, Maintain Self-Speed, Avoid Night Travel, Enjoy Quality Road Experience. It has been an ongoing programme since Road Safety started, that towards the end of the year, we try to sensitise our motorists on the right way to use the roads and tell them that the month of December is like any other month in the year. This, we have been doing every year, and it is not an in-house programme. Awareness has always been going on and we have what is called, ‘advocacy visit’ where we visit parks, churches and mosques to keep creating road safety awareness. It has been an ongoing thing in Road Safety.”
He continued: “What we are trying to preach now is for drivers to avoid over-speeding, get your valid driver’s licence, don’t overload vehicles, ensure that your tyres are in good condition. We also discourage night trips because of the condition of our roads and insecurity in the country.”
Managing Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Lanre Jaiyeola, represented by Manager, Trade and Marketing, Dayo Adeniyi, added: “We have been into this partnership with FRSC up to a decade to create awareness during ember months because of our interest in the life of Nigerians. Unfortunately, during this season, a lot of lives are lost which need not be so, because of low awareness, ignorance and other practices of drivers. We will continue to collaborate with Road Safety to ensure that the awareness and information are out there to our drivers and populace at large on the need to take life easy at this time.”