The Federal Government of Nigeria through the instrumentality of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated its commitment to making Nigerian roads one of the top twenty safest roads to drive on in the world by the year 2020 as encapsulated in the road safety perspective of the vision 2020:20 of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Corps Marshal FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi mentioned this during a paper presentation on ‘ Road Traffic Crash Trend in Nigeria’ at
the 2018 Annual training workshop of the Nigerian Motoring Journalists Association held in Lagos.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi kazeem, Oyeyemi stated that the pace of technological advancement especially
in the automobile world has enhanced man’s mobility as well as posed serious concerns on human safety.
Due to access of automobile by unqualified persons, the world’s roads including that of Nigeria have become increasingly dangerous
to travel on throughout history.
Oyeyemi further stated that Nigeria like other sub-Sahara Africa nations have been hardly hit by road traffic crashes.
The overall effect which is largely preventable has impacted negatively on productive manpower, economy and the socio-political sectors of the country.
Kazeem also quoted the Corps marshal saying that before the establishment of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria’s roads were rated the worst next to Ethiopia.