The Sango-Ota Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has appealed to Corporate bodies to partner with the organization in talking safety education to schools in the state.
Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, the Unit Commander of FRSC, Ota made the appeal on Friday at the 2nd Annual Safety Ouiz Competition organised by the FRSC’s Special Marshals in Ota, Ogun.
According to him, there is a need for corporate organisations to support the FRSC’s laudable programmes through funding to stem incessant road crashes in the state.
He noted that paucity of funds was one of the challenges confronting the FRSC in carrying out such laudable initiatives that could save lives and property.
“We need to inculcate safety measures in our youths in their tender ages so as to make our roads safer in future because they are the leaders of tomorrow.
“If the youth imbibe safety measures early, they would be able to preach safety to people, especially their parents, on a daily basis,’’ he said.
The unit commander said the programme was designed as a strategy to catch-them-young, both in Primary and Secondary Schools across the state.
Oguntoyinbo, however, implored everyone to be safety conscious because it is only the living who can celebrate events around them.
The six schools that participated in the competition included, Crescent International School, the Bells College, Access College, Anointed College, Iganmode Grammar School, D-Ivy College, all in Ota.
Reasonable prices were given to Crescent International School that came first, the Bells College was second, while Iganmode Grammar School came third, respectively.
Mustapha Qayyum, a student at Crescent International School, said that he was delighted to have come first in the competition.
Qayyum, however, urged the organisers to continue to organise such events because it has helped him to improve his knowledge of current affairs.