Abdulkarin Umar Kaura
‘Ember Months’ are the last four months of every year and it is a
period of high vehicular movement which is also fraught with road fraffic crashes
The Corps Marshall of federal road safety Corpa Engineer Boboye Oyeyemi give the warning during the flag off campaign of drive safe stay safe in Guaau, held at central motor park Guaau capital city of Zamfara state
The Corps Marshall represented by the Sokoto zonel commander, Deputy corps commander DCC A T Saminu said there’s need to deploy adequate measures to nip the menace, he said statistics have shown that these four months record the highest number of road
traffic crashes in the country than any other months of the year.
According to him the months are characterised with festivities such as Eid-el-Kabir,
Maulud, marriages, Christmas and New Year celebrations, and so on. As such, many
Niqerians travel far and near to visit families, friends and well-wishers to celebrate
these festivities with them.
In his welcome address earlier the sector commander Zamfara state command Alhaji Idris Ali Fika, said the command has recorded that over 69 cases of accident which resulted to died of 59 people and 248 gotten critical injured in the state.
He further explained that ember months campaign is focused on creating robust public awareness through intensive road safety guidance instructions avoiding, speed, over loading, tyre, light sign,wiper, picking phone while driving, seat belt all are dangerous during driving.
In his remarks the chairman NURTW Zamfara state council Alhaji Hamusu Habibu Kasuwar daji show his appreciate to the federal road safety Corp for organising this awareness to our members according to him is a welcome development.
He urged the road safety personal to improve their synergy with drivers they should take them as their friends not their enemies because you can’t work without drivers.
In his address the state Governor Hon Bello Muhammad Matawallen represented by the Hon commissioner of works and transport Alhaji Ibrahim Isiah Manana said the government under the leadership of governor Matawalle has committed to construction and renovations all roads across the state in order to reduce the rate
traffic crashes in the state.
He said the government spending huge amount of money for construction road facilities in the state