The Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) has charged the students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and other citizens in the Ugbowo axis of Benin City to take advantage of the newly constructed pedestrian bridge in the area to mitigate against road accidents.
Oloriegbe Dennis Ade, Managing Director of the agency, while speaking during a sensitization campaign at the bridge which is adjacent UNIBEN main entrance, said that the exercise is to engage the students of the university and others on the importance of using the bridge and other road safety tips.
“We are here today on a sensitization program for the students and other pedestrians. We have recorded a number of casualties from students crossing the road without adhering to precautionary measures. So, the state built the bridge to provide them with a safe way to cross the road.
“We are here with our full sensitization team and would want the students to know that this is a project for them and that it would only be foolhardy to have a pedestrian bridge here and they would not use it,” he stated.
While charging the students to make good use of the bridge for their safety, he added by saying that the state government and EDSTMA are concerned about the welfare and safety of the students, which informed the sensitization campaign.
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