The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has solicited public support and commitment of all stakeholders toward actualising the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy (NRSS): 2014-2018.
Its Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, made the appeal at a sensitisation forum for security and strategic agencies on the NRSS in Abuja on Wednesday.
“FRSC will continue to emphasise the necessity of all inclusive approach to road safety issues and lead the way by providing seamless guide to assist to realise national expectations for a better future.
“Therefore, all Nigerians are urged to remain steadfast partners and supporters of the Corps’ efforts to achieve enduring road use,’’ he said.
The NRSS is a five-year strategy that seeks to address the deaths, maiming and economic loss associated with accidents on the nation’s highways.
Specifically, it aims at 35 per cent reduction in road accident fatality rate by 2018 with an overall vision of building a country where road traffic accident results in no death.
“ NRSS as a strategy document seeks to bring on board stakeholders in road safety.
“And not just leave it to one entity as if the task has been divinely assigned to one organisation, exclusively and independently.
“The forum has been organised to acquaint critical stakeholders in the implementation of the NRSS about their roles and further discuss on those roles.
“So that doubts can be cleared and adequate focus accorded the individual organisations and bodies’ responsibilities.
“This is also in continuation of the nation’s wake-up call to action to stem road crashes and related losses,” Oyeyemi said.
The FRSC boss stressed the need for security and strategic agencies, and other partners to familiarise themselves with the content and operationality of the document.