Former Minister of Sports Tammy Danagogo says that the responsibility to ensure safety and orderliness on our roads lies on the shoulders of every citizen of the country.
Danagogo stated this at his decoration as Honorary Special Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The former Sports Minister, who was honoured for his numerous contributions and support to road safety in the country, said that Nigerians have a lot to contribute to curbing the traffic menace.
“I will start by thanking you for this privilege to be honoured and recognised by the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as one of those that should contribute to ensuring sanity on our roads. I see it as an honour and also a responsibility. Thank you for the recognition”, he said.
“I don’t take things like this lightly. I am passionate about sanity, order and harmony in society, particularly in open urban spaces. It is a passion that has driven me for a long time all through my years in public service. When I see volunteers such as the Special Marshalls of the FRSC, I respect and admire them for the sacrifices they are making.
“We have a lot to do to ensure we stem the ugly trend of traffic violations. Road safety is a difficult job but I always say, we must keep working to get to the point when we get things right as individuals, corporations or government.”
Danagogo recalled that as commissioner of Urban Development and Physical Planning between 2011 and 2013, he further understood the rigours of traffic and road management.
He, however, urged the FRSC to also up their game in providing traffic guidelines and drivers licence issuance to prevent unqualified persons from obtaining the licence as he wondered why persons without knowledge of traffic rules obtain drivers licenses.