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FRSC partners with health foundation on enlightenment, certification of drivers

*Save a Life Foundation’s massage on health is in accordance with FRSC 2020 strategic goal initiatives, says Corps Commandant Salisu Galadunchi

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In its efforts at ensuring the mental and overall wellbeing for drivers towards reducing road accident-related deaths in the country, the Rivers Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has pledged to collaborate with ‘Save a Life Foundation’.

Corps Commandant Salisu Galadunchi, Rivers State Sector Command of FRSC, made the pledge during a health enlightenment lecture organised by the foundation for staff of the Command Sunday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, says agency report.

Dr. Richard Okoye, President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save a Life Foundation, earlier in his lecture, disclosed that most road accidents and related deaths were preventable as they were usually caused by reckless driving and use of intoxicant by drivers.

Okoye said: “The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being’, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

“Based on WHO premises, we are therefore, seeking collaboration with the FRSC to enhance testing and certification for drivers before allowing them to drive on Nigerian roads.

“This measure would indeed boost safety on our roads.”

FRSC Commandant Galadunchi commended the healthcare Foundation for its contributions to promoting good health.

The foundation’s message of health would be appropriately channelled to respective authorities, said he.

He stated that the massage on health as propagated by the foundation was in accordance with the Corps’ 2020 strategic goal initiatives.

According to him, part of the 2020 initiative is to minimise the risk of death in road traffic-related occurrences.

“This health enlightenment programme is clearly in line with guiding policy for the Corps Marshals, where staff of 40 years and above are directed to undergo compulsory medical checks.

“I urge us all to give more attention to matters of our health by keying into the mission and vision of the ‘Save a life Foundation,” Galadunchi stated.

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