Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM) has partnered with other stakeholders at the flag-off of the Lagos Traffic Radio…‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ 2019 awareness campaign.
While flagging off the awareness campaign at Lagos Traffic Radio in Ikeja, Lagos , the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho appealed to motorists and residents of the state to exercise patience as it is on top of the traffic snarl in the state.
He said government was aware of the massive gridlock across the state and that it had struck a partnership with the police to deploy 1,000 policemen to help manage traffic on the road.
On the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign, the commissioner said the need for government agencies to be at the forefront of the drive to entrench a safe driving culture at all times on roads could not be overemphasized, as it made a lot of economic and social sense to do so, stressing that apart from saving lives, it also ensured that the resources of government were deployed rightly.
“Also, saving lives that could have been lost to alcohol-induced road crashes is a top priority for this government. As a result, initiatives, such as this, aimed at reducing road crashes on account of alcohol-impaired driving are commendable and must be supported by all and sundry.
“As part of efforts to stem the tide of this menace, among other maladies on our roads, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, upon assumption of office, issued an Executive Order on traffic management, declaring zero tolerance for violation of traffic rules and bad roads.
“I am happy to say that the enforcement of traffic rules has been stepped up. Offenders are being arrested and brought before the law. This action will continue until all our motorists embrace the culture of patience, tolerance and obedience that is needed to keep our roads accident free,” he stated.