By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
Oyo State Government has inaugurated Road Safety Club and Advocacy programme in Governor Seyi Makinde’s alma-mater, Bishop Philip Academy, Ibadan.
The executive Chairman, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Dr. Akin Fagbemi, revealed this in his office on Thursday, saying, it is in continuation of its efforts to domesticate the club in Oyo State secondary schools.
He said, the advocacy team, comprising of National Youth Service Corp Members, attached to OYRTMA, reiterated that the programme is to further enhance the actualization of the strategic Roadmap for Accelerated Development plan 2019-2023 of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, particularly in traffic management and ample reduction of road crashes involving school pupils and other vulnerable in the society.
The term also intimated the students of the imminent State-wide Essay competition on “Effective Road Traffic Management Strategies” scheduled to commence in the second quarter of the year.
They added that the competition would includes University undergraduates as participants, while several awards would be presented to the best candidates.
He revealed that, students of Bishop Philip Academy, Iwo Road, Ibadan received OYRTMA’s team with excitement and adopted the initiative by Oyo state Government to sensitize the school pupils and teachers on road safety tips, rules and regulations” he said.
Bishop Philip Academy, Ibadan, is the second school in the state where RSC would be inaugurated by the state government, following an initial inauguration of Loyola College, Ibadan two weeks ago.
The Corps members who distributed some gift items to the students during the event equally express appreciation to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde for the great opportunity accorded them to mentor the younger generation.