The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has inaugurated a 12-man Edo State Road Safety Advisory Council, charged with the responsibility of coordinating the state’s road safety targets and driving the implementation of the road safety sector strategic plan.
The Committee, headed by the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, was inaugurated at the Government House in Benin City.
While inaugurating the council, Obaseki said, “The responsibilities of this council is to help coordinate our road safety targets and to drive implementation of the road safety sector strategy plan.
“We believe that as an advisory council, you are going to help in building the agencies to implement programmes that are in the sector’s strategic plan. We have to enforce road safety regulations.”
He continued: “We are going to make sure that the mobile courts work with the designs of our roads so that we can have rest areas. We are currently working on an initiative for trailer parks and there is quite a lot to do.
“As part of our vision 2050, the Edo State 30-year development plan, there is a session where we want to start to build our transport master plan. We will need the input from the national road safety plan.”
“There must be recommendations from road designs and transport policies, which we will need to bring into our own planning in Edo,” the governor added.
In his remarks, Shaibu noted: “I want to thank Mr. Governor for this opportunity and assure him of our unalloyed commitment to making sure that the purpose for which this advisory council was established is actualized.”