The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC).
The Council is headed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
Six members of the Council are state governors from the six geopolitical zones namely Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Willy Obiano (Anambra) and Ahmed Abdulfattah (Kwara).
Other members are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, and some ministers including Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Babatunde Fashola (Power), Isaac Adewole (Health), Abubakah Malami (Justice), Adamu Adamu (Education) and Kemi Adeosun (Finance).
Also in the Council are Amina Mohammed (Environment), Chris Ngige (Labour), Abdulraman Danbazzu (Interior), Udoma Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning), Lai Mohammed (Information) and Bello Mohammed (FCT).
The National Security Adviser, Babagana Mongunu, ALGON President, Ibrahim Karaje, NACCIMA President, Bassey Edem, NSE’s Otis Anyaeji and Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi.The Council was inaugurated by Osinbajo.
Udoma said: ”The council comprises eminent citizens under the chairmanship of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. And it is created to drive the effective implementation of the national road safety strategy.
“The inauguration of the advisory council is in further demonstration of the commitment of the present administration to address the challenges of road traffic accidents and security of human lives in the country.”