The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has called for increased public sensitisation on road signs to enhance safety on the nation’s highways.
Mustapha made the call when a delegation from the Road Safety Secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) visited him in Abuja on Monday.
The delegation, led by the UNECE Economic Affairs Officer (Transport Division), Mr Robert Nowak, is in the country for a capacity building programme on implementation of the United Nations Road Safety Legal Instruments.
At least 200 officials from road traffic administration agencies at the federal and state levels will undergo the training to be hosted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mustapha said the frequent disregard for road traffic signs, signals and laws in the country was a major cause of accidents on the highways.
The SGF, whose office supervises the FRSC, said building the capacity of road safety officials was a welcome development.
He said the training would help FRSC officials to continually checkmate the excesses of motorists.
He said the Federal Government’s investment on road infrastructure could only become meaningful if the public made good use of the roads.
“We have invited all managers of road transportation from the 36 states and the…