The Ondo State Government has restated its commitment to collaborate with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in order to rid the state off road accidents.
The Commissoner for works and infrastructures, Hon. Taofiq Abdulsalam made this statement in his office in Akure during a courtesy visit by men of the corps led by sector commander, Corps Commander Rotimi Adeleye.
Hon. Abdulsalam acknowledged the efforts of the corps in reducing accidents on the highways within the state while assuring government’s support.
While urging them to do more, the commissioner advised the corps to step up sensitization programme to create awareness on rules and regulations guiding road users
“The sector commander should collaborate with road safety clubs, special Marshalls, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and other relevant organizations to control traffic on the highways,” he noted.
He, however, called the attention of the sector commander to the absence of road signs on the highways.
Earlier, the Sector commander Rotimi Adeleye notified the commissioner that the sector had embarked on the process of road auditing across the state which will be forwarded to the federal government for necessary action, upon completion.
Adeleye said the coprs will continue to levwrage on its exisiting relationship with the National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other road users union in the state to ensure that accidents are minimized on the highways
In his remarks, the Permanent secretary, Ministry of Works and infrastructures Engr. Taiwo Otun lamented the poor condition of highways in the state which has led to accidents and incessant robbery.