Enugu State Government Commits to Collaboration with FRSC to Reduce Road Accidents

Enugu State Government Commits to Collaboration with FRSC to Reduce Road Accidents

In a bid to enhance road safety within Enugu State, the State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, has pledged continued cooperation with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The commitment was announced during a courtesy visit by the newly appointed Enugu State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Adeyemi Sokunbi, to the Government House in Enugu.

Governor Mbah expressed keen interest in the initiatives undertaken by the FRSC to improve road safety. He emphasized that ensuring road safety required innovative solutions, citing technology as a crucial driver for this transformation. The Governor highlighted the need for disruptive technology interventions in the road transport sector and suggested the deployment of surveillance cameras to monitor and control vehicle speeds.

Furthermore, Governor Mbah revealed that the state had already installed security surveillance cameras throughout its territory, enabling the identification of license plates. He noted that these cameras would soon be incorporated into vehicles, enhancing road safety measures.

To bolster road safety initiatives, the Governor announced plans to establish additional licensing centers across the state. He stressed that the collaboration with the FRSC would not only enhance road safety but also contribute to revenue generation. Additionally, the state government intends to establish testing locations where vehicles will be evaluated for roadworthiness, with certificates issued to those that pass the tests.

Governor Mbah also unveiled plans to set up emergency response centers in eight strategic locations throughout the state. These centers will ensure swift and efficient responses to emergencies on the roads. He reassured the state’s commitment to fostering a strong partnership with the FRSC to further strengthen their existing relationship.

In his address, Sector Commander Adeyemi Sokunbi informed the Governor about the formation of the FRSC command in Enugu and emphasized that road safety management is a collective responsibility. He expressed the FRSC’s desire to collaborate with the state government, the media, corporate organizations, and individuals to achieve their strategic goal of reducing road accident fatalities and injuries by 5% this year. Commander Sokunbi also expressed the FRSC’s intention to provide driver training programs to reduce road accidents.

The commitment of Enugu State Government to enhancing road safety through technology and strategic partnerships with the FRSC reflects a shared goal of reducing road accidents and improving overall safety on the state’s roads.

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