Road Accidents claim 166 lives in Ogun


Participants during the walk

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Road accidents have claimed 166 lives in Ogun State in the last 11 months, says the Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele.

Oladele disclosed this on Thursday at the 12th Annual Road Safety/Walk/Road Show of Temidayo Ogan Child Safety and Support (TOCSS) Foundation, held in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, Ogun State Command along the border communities of Ogun and Lagos States.

Oladele said the figure represented a reduction from what was recorded last year in Ogun State in which 270 people died, adding that the goal of the command was to ensure 8.2 death per every 100,000 and to further reduce it to the barest minimum, saying that advocacy was key to doing this.

On the theme of the safety walk, which is “Safer Mental Health, Safer Roads,” Oladele said it was in line with the United Nations Decade of…

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