BY ISAAC AFOLABI
Ondo state governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has challenged transport workers to help security officials in information gathering to help in combating the high rate of insecurity in the country.
Governor Akeredolu gave the challenge while flagging off the 2021 Ember month campaign organized by the Ondo sector command of the federal road safety corps, held at the popular Akure-Ado motor park.
Represented by the permanent secretary, General Administration, governor’s office, Mr Michael Oshodi, Akeredolu noted that the present administration had put in place measures to combat crime and maintan roads in the state stressing that drivers should be security conscious while conveying passengers.
Also speaking, senior special assistant to the governor on security matters Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo while advising road users to shun night journey and over speeding charged drivers especially to be on the alert of bringing into the state passengers with negative motives.
Speaking on this years theme SAFE SPEED,AVOID NIGHT TRAVEL AND ENJOY QUALITY ROAD EXPIRIENCES,, Ondo state FRSC Sector commander, Mr Ezekiel Sonalah said they had mapped out plans for a safer journey in the state and encourage both commercial and private drivers to at all times abide by safety rules and ensure that their vehicles were road worthy before embarking on a journey.
Responding, representatives of NURTW, Mr Bello Isaacs and that of RTEAN, Mr Eniokanoselu Megboun promised to constantly sensitize their members on the dangers attached to recklessness on the road.
Goodwill messages were received from the representatives of millitary and paramilitary organisations such as the Nigeria police, immigration, VIO, Correctional services and special marshals among others.
Highpoint of the event was a drama presentation by NYSC members on the importance of safe driving.