Bad roads not cause of accidents on highways, reckless drivers are - Fashola

Bad roads not cause of accidents on highways, reckless drivers are - Fashola

- Babatunde Fashola has said that careless drivers are the reason for accidents on highways

- Fashola said bad roads are not good for speeding

- The minister said the government will erect more road signs to ensure the safety of lives on the road

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that bad roads are not the reasons for injuries and accidents on the highways but carefree road users.

The minister said road accidents are largely caused by over-speed and the carelessness of drivers as bad roads are not good for speedy driving.

Fashola said this in Abuja at a workshop on the five United Nations’ convention on road traffic agreed to by Nigeria.

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In a statement by the minister, he also mentioned that the workshop shows the importance and commitment the government has for the safety of Nigerian lives.

Fashola, however, pointed out that the avoidable accidents and injuries that happened on highways were regrettable.

The head of the ministry of power, works and housing said that the federal government is carrying out road projects across the states of the nation.

He informed the participants at the workshop that there are plans for the building of more road signs to make the road safer for users.

The minister also urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to increase efforts on public education of drivers on the need to follow road rules to ensure the safety of lives.

Boboye Oyeyemi, the head of the FRSC, said his organisation was able to record huge success with the help from different stakeholders in the road and transport sector.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Fashola said the federal government would soon begin the enforcement of existing immigration laws that allow only foreigners with the requisite residency and work permits to live and work in the country.

It was also reported that the minister made the disclosure in Lagos, at a special event organised in his honour tagged BRF GABFEST.

Fashola stated that audit of foreigners working at various work sites and businesses across the country were being undertaken by the government. ( --> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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