40 Lives Lost in Anambra Road Accidents

40 Lives Lost in Anambra Road Accidents

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State revealed on Friday that 40 individuals lost their lives in 112 road accidents within the state.

The State Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, disclosed this in Awka during the conclusion of the 2023 award/durbar program for RS5. He highlighted that the state experienced a 22.22% reduction in road accidents in 2023 compared to 2022, with 70 fatalities recorded in 2022 and 40 in 2023.

Irelewuyi remarked, “The Command registered a total of 144 Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) in 2022, whereas only 112 RTC occurrences were recorded in 2023.”

He further noted positive developments in various RTC parameters, including the number of injuries, individuals involved, offenders, offenses, driver’s license production, and number plate production. He attributed these achievements to the dedication, sacrifice, and hard work of the officers and men committed to ensuring road safety.

The FRSC boss emphasized that the event aimed to appreciate stakeholders who contributed to the successes and to reward outstanding officers and men for their performance and dedication throughout the year. He mentioned that the Anambra State Command recognized and rewarded 19 exceptional officers and men for their outstanding performance in 2023.

Moreover, the Command acknowledged and appreciated critical stakeholders, agencies, and partners who collaborated in ensuring successful operations in 2023. Additionally, they honored staff who made the ultimate sacrifice for their homeland during duty.

While reaffirming the Command’s commitment to delivering improved service to the people of the state and Nigerians traversing the state in 2024, Irelewuyi outlined strategies for enforcement, including mobile court sittings, public enlightenment, stakeholders’ collaboration, and research partnerships.

“We have set a target to surpass the 2023 record and reduce RTC on Anambra roads by 60%. We, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders to continue supporting the Command in every aspect. Once again, we emphasize that Road Safety is everybody’s business,” added the FRSC boss.

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