JCI Ibadan Safe Highways Project

Aug 8th 2016

In honouring it's commitment to UN SDG 3 particularly target 3.6 which seeks to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road accidents by 2020, JCI Ibadan held the first edition of its "Safe Highways Project". In Oyo State, about 48% of deaths are caused by road accidents especially involving truck drivers.  In Partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp, Egbeda Unit Command and the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport, about 200 drivers were trained on safety tips,  handling emergencies and defensive driving generally at the Egbeda tipper Garage In attendance was the paramount ruler of Egbeda, the Elegbeda of Egbeda who thanked and prayed for JCI Ibadan members for their contributions to humanity. The President of JCI Ibadan, Olawale Bakare committed that the project will be done annually till a reasonable reduction is observed of accidents in the state. He also urged Government to make roads more motorable for road users to reduce road accidents. The programme also had in attendance National Vice President Feyisayomi Oyeleke,  the Unit Commander of the FRSC Egbeda Unit Command, Mr Alabi, the Head of Operations, Mr Adedoyin and Executives of the Union of Tipper drivers, Oyo State.

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