By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun State disclosed that no fewer than 29 persons were killed in road accidents between January and February 2021.
The Sector Commander, Mrs. Kudirat Ibrahim, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Mrs. Agnes Ogunbemi, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo.
Ibrahim said out of the 460 people that were involved in the accidents 29 lost lives and 188 others injured.
According to her, “The Command within the past two months recorded about 68 road traffic accidents which involved 105 vehicles.
“We were able to rescue 243 people from the accident scenes while 29 persons lost their lives.
“To arouse the safety consciousness in the people, Ibrahim said the Command featured in 23 television and 91 radio programmes within the two months.
“We also held two stakeholder meetings, had 11 publications in the dailies and staged 102 rallies in the motor parks.
“There were also about eight advocacy visits to churches and mosques in the state to sensitise road users on the dangers of disobeying road traffic regulations,’’ she said.
Ibrahim, who described the Corps as a “frontline agency’’ in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Command re-strategised its operational tactics to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.
“The Command has also been able to implement structural upgrade with the available resources within its reach to fulfill the core mandate of the Commission,” she said.
The sector commander who said that a lot had been done between January and February to ensure that accidents were minimized in the state.
He called on road users to be conscious always as well as obey traffic regulations to avoid being caught in accidents that could lead to loss of lives and property.