Ugwuanyi Advises Motorists To Imbibe Right Driving Attitude


Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has told motorists in the state to imbibe the right driving attitude to reduce road crashes, especially during the yuletide.

Ugwuanyi, who gave the advice at the flag-off of the 2017 Ember Months Mega Rally on Wednesday in Enugu, said that sensitizing road users on right driving attitudes would engender safety on the roads.

The rally was facilitated by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The governor, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Transport, Mrs Nkechi Owuh, lauded the FRSC for its ideas, values and the experience it had displayed in preventing accidents.

“I thank the FRSC for giving the citizens the experience, values and ideas on how best to use the roads, especially during ember months so as to have free flow of traffic,’’ he said.

The Corp Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, represented by the Deputy Corp Commander, Mr Alli Taminu, told road users to avoid drinking alcohol while driving.

Oyeyemi commended Nigerian Breweries for partnering with the FRSC on sensitizing motorists on the danger they were likely to face anytime they take alcohol while on the road.

The Enugu Zonal Commander of the FRSC, Mr Samuel Obayemi, said the primary purpose of the ember month rally was to sensitise motorists and disabuse their minds on alcohol intake before or while driving.

Obayemi, represented by a senior officer of the corps, Mr Ogochukwu Ugboma, said that road crashes would be avoided if only users of the road would obey the rule, adding that ember months were like every other month.

The Enugu State Sector Commander, Mr Edward Zamber, said that with the right attitude in obeying traffic rules safety would be achieved.

He commended Nigerian Breweries for coming up with the slogan “Don’t Drink and Drive”, noting that the company had been in partnership with the FRSC to reduce crashes on Nigerian roads for 10 years.

The theme of the 2017 rally is “Right to Life on the Highway not Negotiable.”

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