Thursday, 10 March 2016

WHO Adjudged Nigeria the most Dangerous Country in Africa with 33.7 Deaths per 100,000 People Every Year

A report from the World Health Organization adjudged Nigeria the most dangerous country in Africa with 33.7 deaths per 100,000 people every year. This is unacceptable.

In this regard, the Senate today passed a Motion on the Pandemic Rise of Road Traffic Accidents in Nigeria, brought to the floor by Senator Ali Wakili (Bauchi South).

The Senate is disturbed by the fact that the bad state of our roads is further worsened by the indiscriminate use of sirens and retinue of security officials that drive recklessly on the Highways, endangering the lives of innocent Nigerians.

Accordingly, the Senate has resolved to urge the federal government to take action to address road safety in a more holistic manner that requires the involvement of multiple MDAs (Transport Ministry, Road Safety, VIO, Police, Health, and National Orientation Agency (NOA)).

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