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Nigeria - a Lead Agency example

13 December 2012

The World Bank has urged other African countries to set up a road safety agency similar to the Nigeria’s model.
 
The World Bank and the Sub Saharan African Transport Programme(SSATP) at its 2012 Road Safety workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has singled out Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria as a role model which other African countries should emulate.

In an independent presentation at the workshop by Per Mathiasen (SSTAP Transport Specialist) on Lead Agency Good Practice, he noted the increase in road traffic crash data in 2008 due to good reporting developed by the Federal Road Safety Corps. The high figures have since been trending down due to improved enforcement strategy . He stressed that the trending down in Nigeria is not replicated in any other country visited.

Other issues highlighted by the speaker include the world class drivers licensing standards which is very difficult to forge. He also commended the dedication of personnel including the volunteers. He asserted that the technology deployment in Nigeria through FRSC is unparalleled in Africa, South of the Sahara.

FRSC was a winner of a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2008 and became a partner of the UN Road Safety Collaboration in 2012


 

 

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