By Ibrahim Ahmad
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zamfara Command on Monday commenced the commemoration of sixth UN Global Road Safety Week in all parts of the state.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Iro Danladi, said at a news conference in Gusau, that the essence of the week was to carry out the global campaign.
According to him, the global campaign was hosted by the World Health Organisation through the UN General Assembly Resolution first held in 2007.
He said that the aim of the week was to bring together individuals, governments at all levels, Non-Governmental Organisations and corporate entities from around the world to raise awareness on road safety.
”The awareness will help to make changes that will reduce the rate of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes,” Danladi said.
He further said the theme of this year’s edition was “Street for Life” and called for 30km per hour in built up areas such as cities, towns and villages.
”It is against this background that FRSC as a leading agency in the traffic management in the country will join hands with all stakeholders to champion the cause of observing reduction in menace,” he said.
Danladi said that activities to commemorate the week in the state include; public enlightenment; hospital visitation to sympathise with victims of road crash; special Jumat prayer and church services on Friday and Sunday respectively.
He said that all hands must be on deck to support the noble initiative. (NAN)