FRSC, Seadogs educate pupils on road safety at yuletide
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity, has said plans are underway to send a presentation to the federal and state Ministries of Education for the inclusion of road safety into school curriculum.
The Cap’n of the Ikeja Zone of NAS, also known as Panama Deck, Mr. Godstime Awoze, made the submission during a road safety awareness programme for pupils of Estate and Ogba Primary Schools in Lagos State in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Special Marshal Unit and the FRSC Ikeja Command.
Awoze lamented that the absence of road safety in school curriculum remained a huge setback to inclusive learning, which must be urgently addressed in a bid to reduce the rate of road accidents on Nigerian roads.
He urged the pupils to always remind their parents on the need to keep the road signs. “One day, I was driving and answering call, when my little daughter told me: ‘Dad, it is not good to answer call while driving.’”
Head of Operations, FRSC Ikeja Unit command, Mrs. Saratu Oddi, enjoined the pupils to always obey road signs, especially when trying to cross on roads with traffic light. She said pupils having being taught the importance and meaning of road signs are now expected to walk safe and smarter on roads without hindrance.