Katsina state government has inaugurated the Katsina Road safety advisory council (SaRSAc)
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State said the council is the advisory body to the Technical Working Group (TWG) which is expected to drive the Nigerian Road Safety Strategy III (NRSS III) 2021 – 2030 in the state.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Mannir Yakubu said the body is a replica of the National Advisory Council on Road safety (NaRSAc) at the national level.
He noted that the katsina state advisory council (NaRSAC) on Road safety is expected to fashion out for the state a robust strategy that will give birth to enduring road safety in the state.
The Governor then urged members of the council to serve as a guide for the technical working group (TWG) to make katsina state roads the safest in the country where traffic crashes should result in no death cases or casualties.
He charged the stakeholders and the General public to make road safety everyone’s business, as captured in the NRSS III.
In the same vein, the Governor urged local Government Councils to leverage on the feat to ensure the take-off of the program in their respective local Government areas by inaugurating the local government road safety advisory council.
He called on members of the council to put in their best to see that the menace of road traffic crashes become a thing of the past in the state and the country at large.
Members of the council include the following:
His Excellency the Deputy Governor, chairman
Commissioner of Justice, member
Commissioner of finance, member
Commissioner of education, member
Commissioner of works Housing and Transport,
Commissioner of environment, members
State planning commissioner, Member
Representative of the Nigeria Society of Engineers NSE, members
FRSCS Sector Commander, secretary
Earlier, the katsina state sector commander of the Federal Road safety commission, A. S. Tanimu said the Nigerian Road safety strategy III (NRSS III) 2021- 2031 is the second edition of an action plan to improve Road Safety in Nigeria to align the safety management approach with global best practices.
He said the programme is designed to promote the application of five pillars matrix to the decade of action for road safety which is the application of the safe system approach to road safety, including:
Road safety management
Safer Road and mobility
Safer Road users
Post crash response or care
Ibrahim Musa kallah
Chief press secretary to his Excellency the Deputy Governor’ katsina state