FRSC BOSS VISITS KAIGAMA
By Sammako Emmanuel
THE newly posted Sector Commander, Plateau State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mrs. Patricia Emeordi, has sought the collaboration of the Church in order to reduce the number of crashes on the roads. She said if the leaders of the Church were carried along and the congregations were also properly informed on some road safety tips, the number of unnecessary crashes would be reduced.
She stated this during a courtesy call on Archbishop Kaigama in his office recently. Accompanied by five top ranking officers working in the command, she said Plateau State remained one of the state that is yet to key into the idea of introducing the teaching of road safety ideals, particularly in primary schools, and appealed to the Archbishop to allow the said subject to be part of the curriculum in schools under him, saying if the younger ones were trained at early stage, the carnage and mortality on the road would reduce drastically.
The Road Safety boss expressed her dissatisfaction with some clergy men whom she said most of the time ply the road with either fake or no license at all, saying that was not healthy as it does not portray the good image of the Church, noting that as leaders, they should live by example by ensuring that their particulars are complete and up-to-date.
Assuring her of the Church’s support and collaboration, Archbishop Kaigama, decried the deplorable condition of the roads across the nation and appealed to the government authorities, both at the state and federal levels to give the citizens the facilities of good roads, saying the bad nature of the roads contributes in large percentage the number of road accidents recorded yearly. He said her request would be given attention.
He gave her an open invitation to the next priests’ council meeting where she would address them on some of the issues and challenges raised.
The prelate also used the medium to caution motorist who drive recklessly on th high way, saying they should be mindful of such attitude and consider the lives of others when on the roads.
He disagreed with some of them who, after getting involved in an accident, would say it was the devil, noting that the devil sometimes is the driver who speeds unnecessary and refused to follow the road signs and rules at the detriment of the passengers.