A stakeholder in the nation’s road and transportation sector, Adenusi Patrick has said over 36,000 deaths from road crashes occur in the nation annually. This contradicts monthly figures of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC, which say that between 13 and 20 lives are lost to road traffic crashes.
However, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics says no fewer than 2,673 people died in road accidents in Nigeria between January and June. This implies an average of 15 people died each day in the first six months of 2017 in road accidents across the country.
Adenusi, a safety advocate and a member of a non-governmental organisation, Safety Beyond Borders, made his views known at a one-day forum organised by the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA). Read more