Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-member State Road Safety Advisory Council (SaRSAC), to further work on solving the challenges of road safety in the state.
Speaking during the official inauguration of the Council, held at the Lagos House, Marina. Governor Sanwo-Olu who chairs the Council with his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as an alternate chairman, said the initiative demonstrated the commitment and premium his administration places on the lives of the citizens and to ensure safety on Lagos roads.
Other members of the 12-man Committee are; Commissioners for Transportation (Dr. Frederic Oladeinde), Health (Prof. Akin Abayomi) Education (Mrs Folasade Adefisayo), Environment (Mr. Tunji Bello), Finance (Dr. Rabiu Olowo), Justice and Attorney-General of the State (Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN), Economic Planning and Budget (Mr. Sam Egube) and Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyooye.
The Committee is also made up of the Director of Vehicle Inspection Services (VIS), Akin-George Fashola; Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Olusegun Ogungbemide and member, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Engr. Olutosin Ogunmola.
The governor said setting up the SaRSAC is demonstration of his administration’s commitment to ensuring safety on Lagos roads through the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy II, which encapsulates the key strategic elements that will provide direction for the 2019 – 2023 plan period.
He said objectives of the board included ensuring road infrastructure, comply with global standards, drafting the implementation of the road safety strategy, ensuring coordination between the state and local governments, development of funding plan for road safety, monitoring of funds disbursed for the initiative and ensuring representation at the national working group among other duties.
The governor charged members of the Council to contribute their quota to make the road safer.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Transport, said the board was committed to address road safety challenges in line with the THEMES agenda.
Dr. Oladehinde urged Lagosians to support the Council in every way possible as they take ownership of the brainchild, which was created to save lives and property.