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FRSC Organises Stakeholders Forum On Tyres To Mitigate Frequent Road Crashes

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Posted: May 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuzor Emejor

Abuja – Following series of road crashes in Nigeria occasioned by  tyre blow-outs, the Federal Road Safety Corps[FRSC] has concluded plans to organise Stakeholders’ Forum on tyres where issues relating to the use and safety of tyres would be discussed.

Bisi Kazeem,  FRSC’ Head of Media Relations and Strategy, said that the summit was aimed at re-educating Nigerians on the general knowledge of tyres, types of tyres, how to care for them, and useful tips in the case of a blow out or tyre burst.

According to him, issues such as standards, important tyre markings for the different types of tyres, sizes, lifespan from date of manufacture to expiry date, tyre pressure, storage, and other essential safety issues would be addressed, as  tyre is a very important component of a vehicle.

The summit which is scheduled to hold on 9th May 2016 at Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, has Engr Babachir David Lawal , Secretary to the Government of the Federation, as Special Guest of Honour, while Dr. Paul Angya, Director-General, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)  will present the lead paper.

Other special guests expected at the Occasion include Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of the FCT Administration, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, inister of Trade, Investment and Industry, and Babatunde Raji Fashola,Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
Notable contributors in the forum are; Engr. Aminu Jalal DG Nigerian Automobile Design and Development Council (NADDC), Senator Tijajani Kaura (Chairman, Committee Federal Character and Inter-governmental Affairs), Senator Shehu Sani (Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts), and Hon. Engr. Yunusa Abubakar (Chairman, Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps).
Others are Engr. G.A Lawal (Consultant, Tyre/Transport Fleet Operation Support), Nigerian Custom Service, President Nigerian Labour Congress, Engr. Toluhi Ayobami Olusegun (Deputy Director/Head, Monitoring and Strategy, FERMA), President NARTO, President RTEAN, President NURTW, and the National Chairman of NUPENG-PTD.
Meanwhile, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi will flag off a special National Campaign on tyres which will involve free safety checks on tyres, as well as consulting on safe use of tyres.