Ogun: 11 children die in road crashes, says FRSC | Dailytrust

Ogun: 11 children die in road crashes, says FRSC

Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said, on Monday, that 11 children had so far died in different road crashes in the state in 2019.

Oladele made the disclosure during the 2019 Children’s Day celebration and Road Safety Club session held at the FRSC headquarters in Abeokuta.

The sector commander noted that six of the children, a boy and five girls, died in a road crash at Olorunsogo in Abeokuta on Jan. 25.

He added that the FRSC had, over the past 31 years of its existence, placed special premium on the protection of children from traffic-related dangers.

“We have devoted special attention to the propagation of Road Safety Clubs in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools where road safety ideals are being taught.

“We have a total of 774 Road Safety Clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools across Ogun State.

“We have also included child safety education in our public enlightenment programmes in churches, mosques and motor parks across Ogun State.

“All of these efforts are to ensure that we make a difference in the everyday life of our children,” he said. (NAN)