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Nigeria: Road Crashes – FRSC Boss Calls for Relocation of Markets From Highways

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Worried by rising number of deaths resulting from road traffic accidents across the country, the Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has called for the relocation of all markets from nation’s highways.

Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education officer, who made this disclosure explained that the Corps Marshal said this is in a sustained effort towards making the highway safer and eradicating incidence of road traffic crashes and its attendant fatalities.

According to the Corps Marshal “Administrators of local governments in the country should relocate markets from highways.

“This will help existing operational efforts of the FRSC towards enhancing the safety of the entire motoring population.”

The Corps Marshal made this call while decrying the recent road traffic crash caused by break failure and loss of control that claimed multiple lives at the Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday evening.

Lamenting the huge loss of lives and damage to properties occasioned by the unfortunate but avoidable occurrence, Oyeyemi explained that the crash occurred at about 6.30pm on Sarturday, when a DAF truck loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market and crashed into two cars and three motorcycles.

He said: “The fatal crash involved a total of 23 people comprising of 11 male adults, three male children, seven female adult and two female children.

“Out of the 23 people involved, seven, comprising of three male adults, three female adult and one male child were rescued with different degrees of injuries and taking to the hospital.