Foundation advocates road safety policy review, sets 2030 target

A non-governmental organisation and a foundation, KRSD Foundation Nigeria, has restated the need for an urgent review of the National Road Safety Policy, safety development plan to reduce traffic fatalities in the country.

It made the call in Abuja Friday at the 11th Edition of the KRSD Annual Road Safety Press Conference.

The which event coincided with the NGOs accreditation and participation at the just concluded United Nations High-Level Meeting on Global Road Safety in New York, USA, had in attendance the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, President Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, former Aviation Minister and Corp Marshal, Chief Osita Chidoka, Representative of the Acting Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Dauda Biu, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and other road safety stakeholders.

In his remarks, the founder, KRSD Foundation Nigeria, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, said the Foundation was set to prevent at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.

“In Nigeria it is estimated that more than 6,000 people die from road traffic crashes and the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) claims that no fewer than two people die on Nigeria roads every four hours,” she said.

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