The Oasis Reporters
August 29, 2021
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government will work with the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), to reduce road accidents across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
He said this during a courtesy visit by the FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer, Zone 5 Headquarters, Assistant Corp Marshal Andrew Kumapayi, at the Government House, in Benin City.
He said: “We will continue to work hard to improve our road networks. We will build the roads to reduce risks of accidents. We get very worried when we see ghastly road accidents arising from road users.”
The governor continued: “We want to assure you that we take the lives of citizens very seriously. We also understand our unique location in terms of transportation in the country. Transportation is one of our top priorities.
“The traffic flow to the east, north and south makes Edo one of the busiest states in terms of vehicular movement. That is why we will ensure we have a very strong collaboration with you and we want to thank you for your support to our traffic agency.
“We will need more capacity building, training and planning to stabilize traffic flow.”
Earlier, the Assistant Corp Marshal, Andrew Kumapayi, commended the governor for the assistance the command is enjoying under his leadership, adding that his visit was in respect to ensure safety of road users in the state, adding that he has a target of reducing road crashes in the zone.