FRSC tasks states on good, standard roads to reduce crashes
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, has urged government to invest in road infrastructure.
It said standard roads would help to reduce crashes.
FRSC Corps Commander in the state, Ezekiel SonAllah, made the appeal during a visit by members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to the command.
SonAllah, while commending Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for constructing roads that can stand the test of time, urged other governors to emulate Akeredolu and shift their mindset to upgrading road infrastructure.
He said: “I want to thank the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for his giant strides in infrastructure development.
“It is one of the reasons we recorded low crashes. Our roads here in Ondo State are very good, which has led to a reduction in crashes in the state.
“Since road accidents are the leading cause of death by injury and the tenth-leading cause of all deaths globally, we need to shift our mindset to upgrading our infrastructure quickly.”
He advocated continuous improvement in the condition of Nigerian roads to enhance safety on the highways.