By: Reuben Egbah,
The Man O’ War Nigeria, Plateau State Command, has organized a one day seminar, to train its members on road traffic control by members of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC).
The training which took place on the 21st of February, 2018, at the Man O’war base, at LEA Primary school off Chobe Junction Jos, Plateau state, saw many members of the Man O’ War in attendance.
The facilitator of the training, Mr. Andrew G. Bala of the FRSC, during the training said, “It is the mandate of FRSC by the Act establishing it for the Commission to regulate and reduce, to the minimal level, road traffic crashes and to prevent accidents.
“I am proud to say on behalf of FRSC, which became 30years on the 18th February, 2018 that, before inception in 1988 Nigerian roads experienced over 40,000 deaths in road crashes meanwhile, the statistics as at 2016, had reduced to about 5,000 deaths. We know it is difficult to totally eradicate same.”
Mr. Bala, told the trainees that, “The three major causes of road crashes are Human factors, Faulty vehicles, and Environmental factors, which need to be managed, observed and improve upon”.
However, while fielding answers to questions from participants at the training, the trainer, Mr. Bala, advised participants to help in passing the message on by informing family and friends to cooperate with FRSC, while on the roads, as this may save their lives.
“You either stop for FRSC or be stopped by death because, road crashes do not care about your age, status or rank. An example is like the recent road crash that led to the death of late Brig. Gen. John Shagaya (Rtd). FRSC must arrest and book offenders so as to stop them from an early grave”.
In his closing remarks in appreciation for the training, the Plateau State Commander, Man O’ War Nigeria, Mr. Uchi Royal, thanked the Sector Commander of FRSC, Mrs. Patricia Emodi, for honouring the request of the group and sending competent officers to train his members on the techniques of road traffic control.