FRSC seeks assistance for youth safe driving initiatives

The Sango-Ota Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday, appealed to corporate organisations to partner with it to ensure the success of safety education campaign schools in the state.

Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, the Unit Commander, FRSC, made the appeal at the 2nd Annual Safety Ouiz Competition organised by its Special Marshals in Ota, Ogun.

Oguntoyinbo said there was the need for such organisations to support the command’s laudable safety programmes by helping to fund them.

He added that safety education and the annual safety quiz competition were some of such laudable programmes aimed stemming incessant crashes in the state.

The FRSC official said that the programmes were also designed as strategies to inculcate safe driving measures into youths at a tender age.

He said that the programmes also targeted at pupils and those in secondary schools across the state.

“We need to inculcate safety measures into our youths, at a tender age, to make our roads safer in the future.

“Youths are the leaders of the tomorrow, if they can imbibe safety measures early, they would be able to preach safety to others, especially their parents.’’ the FRSC commander said.

Oguntoyinbo noted that paucity of funds was a challenge confronting the unit command in implementing its laudable programmes to help save lives and property.

The unit commander implored everyone to be safety conscious saying that “it is only the living that can celebrate, as the year runs to an end’’.

The six schools that participated in the competition include: Crescent International School, the Bells College, Access College, Anointed College, Iganmode Grammar School, D-Ivy College, all in Ota.

Crescent International School came first, followed by the Bells College while Iganmode Grammar School came third.

Mustapha Qayyum, a student of Crescent International School, expressed delight at having come first in the competition.

Qayyum lauded the programme, saying that it had helped him improve his knowledge of current affairs.

He urged the organizers to continue with the programme, noting that it was beneficial to him, his colleagues and parents.

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