Road Safety In Nigeria: Could This Be Light at the End of Our Tunnel?

Road safety in Nigeria
MD/CEO, Guinness Nigeria, Peter Ndegwa (2nd Right) hands over a set of breathalyser to the Lagos Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Hyginius Omeje, with Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Michael Onuoha, and Corporate Relations Director, Sesan Sobowale both of Guinness Nigeria at the flagoff of the “Ember Months Responsible Drinking Awareness Campaign” in Lagos.

In Nigeria, road safety means different things to different people; every initiative to upturn the status quo is viewed with a lot of reservation, from seat belt campaign to crash helmet, vehicle road worthiness to speed limit device, truck crashes to yearly “Ember months” propaganda and lots more. Somebody blames someone except themselves while everybody gets a share consequence of our conspired negligence.

However, we may be too quick this time to conclude the new portal (yet to be introduced to the public) being put together by Federal Road Safety Commission to regulate driver’s qualification to hold a licence and operations of driving school in Nigeria would be a charade, another systemic diversionary to creating unnecessary hype in the polity or the much awaited light at the end of our tunnel? Time they say will tell.

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