By Theodore Opara
CFAO-CICA, sole distributors of the Great Wall brand vehicles in Nigeria has donated a one_ ton Truck to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
The company said the donation was in aid of the FRSC Children Accident Prevention Initiative (CAPI), was described as the company’s efforts at giving back to the society, especially through an effort that cares for children’s safety.
“We feel highly honoured and proud to be part of the CAPI’s initiative as it specially addresses the need of our children in terms of traffic accident prevention. As leaders of tomorrow, no sacrifice is too much to be made for these children who will take over the reigns” said Mr.Regis Tromeur, Managing Director, CFAO_CICA.
He noted that it is the company’s belief that the donation of the Great Wall Wingle will assist the project organizers to reach the children in the nooks and crannies of Lagos State.
Mr. Tromeur observed that the choice of the Great Wall Wingle for this initiative was as a result of careful consideration of its ability to deliver on tough terrains, ensure fuel efficiency, and passenger comfort.
In his opening address, the Lagos State Sector Commander, Mr. Jonas Agwu said that the CAPI initiative is an answer to sensitizing the children to the safety drive and it is designed to create awareness among the children while providing an answer to the need for them to be safety conscious. He said that the efforts of an intervention group, inaugurated in Lagos on May 27, was specifically constituted to sensitise school owners, administrators, parents and other relevant stakeholders ahead of the commencement of the project.
Recalling the unfortunate incident of the three school children who lost their lives in a road accident on the Lekki_Epe Express Way Road on May 1, 2011, Agwu said that the initiative could not have come at a better time. He said many of such cases continue to occur without abating.
He stated that pupils of public and private schools in the country will soon adorn reflective jackets over their school uniforms as part of the safety initiative.