FG set to Implement New Policy On Vehicle Safety

The Minister of Transportation, Saidu Alkali, has said the Federal Government plans to introduce a new regulation in the transportation industry.

According to him, the regulation aims to ensure that drivers comply fully with the usage of vehicle safety kits.

The minister made this announcement on Thursday in Abuja during a road safety and car safety kit usage awareness workshop hosted by the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria. Naira Rises by 19% as Forex Market Pressures Ease

The Minister who was represented by the Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration in the ministry, Musa Ibrahim, said, if drivers follow basic road etiquette, many lives can be saved.

“This initiative is a welcome development. We want to thank President Bola Tinubu for creating an investment atmosphere to allow our brothers from West Africa Automobile Services Limited to come to the country to invest.

“We will ensure that in no distance time, we will put in a policy to aid the use of safety kits and make the scheme a success. We know the number of lives that would have been safe if there were safety kits.”

Also speaking at the event, the president of RTEAN, Musa Maitakobi charged car owners and drivers to equip their vehicles with comprehensive safety kits, educate individuals about the essential components that contribute to a well-equipped safety kit, and promote safe driving practices and responsible ownership by emphasizing the importance of preventive measures.