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Lagos NYSC Corps Urge Motorists to Obey Traffic Rules, Provide Zebra Crossing

Written by Larigold

On Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, Lagos Band CDs 2016 took to the streets of Lagos to show their dissatisfaction with the lackadaisical and unruly attitude of some Lagos drivers, who ignore traffic rules endangering the lives of other motorists and pedestrians.

 

One of the Corp members interviewed said “I see some people drive recklessly and I wonder if they have spare lives. Almost every now and then we see accidents been reported, cases of hit and run on social media platforms and everyone just move on like it is nothing”.

The Secretary of the NYSC Lagos Band who will like to remain anonymous said “The NYSC Lagos Band CDs 2016 decided not to fold hands but stand up for change and act on this issue that has taken lives by sensitizing and creating awareness to the careless attitude of some drivers.”

 

This music oriented Corp members started the awareness from Ikeja Local government, proceeded to Ikeja under bridge, towards LASUTH, passed through Old secretariat at Oba Akinjobi Way and finally settled at PWD Bus Stop along Agege Motor Road.

They played their drums and danced in their ceremonial attire as they sensitized the public to obey traffic rules and be mindful of road signs either as motorist or pedestrians by sharing handbill and mounting road signs.

 

On settling at PWD Bus Stop along Agege Motor Road, the Corp members mounted road signals and made zebra crossing that will enable pedestrians get to other end of the road safely.

This thoughtful action carried out by Corp member didn’t go down well with some Lagosians as they screamed and yelled at them because of the obstruction of flow of traffic, but all thanks to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ministry of Transportation Lagos State (MOT), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority for their presence and intervention.

 

 

 

 

 

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Larigold

Lanre Olagunju is an hydrologist turned freelance journalist. He has a degree in hydrology from the University of Agriculture Abeokuta and a professional diploma in journalism from the American College of Journalism. Lanre advocates on several international platforms for the prosperity and absolute well-being of the African continent. He's @Lanre_Olagunju on Twitter