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Officials warn drivers on safety during ember months 

By Solomon Azi
04 October 2023   |   4:31 am
Motor Vehicle Administration Office in Cross River State has decried reduced level of caution among drivers during ember months. Head of Operations of the office, Akak Eyo, disclosed this during a sensitisation visit to the Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He noted that it is because of money that drivers…

A man tries to walk past a burnt vehicle and petrol tanker that crashed off the road and exploded

Motor Vehicle Administration Office in Cross River State has decried reduced level of caution among drivers during ember months.

Head of Operations of the office, Akak Eyo, disclosed this during a sensitisation visit to the Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

He noted that it is because of money that drivers throw caution to the wind, insisting that this has to stop.

Eyo said: “Ember months is one period drivers become reckless, throwing caution to the air, because they want to make money.

“If you are using the road, this information is for you; we are sending this message of safety across so that our roads will be safe.
“If you obey the rules, you will find driving a very interesting experience.”

He disclosed that this year’s ember months campaign in the state, which will start on October 10, will be tagged, ‘Safety First: Drive to Survive.’

He solicited support of journalists in the state to drive this message home, pledging to continue partnering with the media to ensure that roads in the state are safe, not just during the ember months, but beyond.