The report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) further adjudged Nigeria as the country with the most unsafe roads in Africa, adding that the report added that one in every four road accident deaths in Africa occurred in Nigeria.
Speaking on Wednesday, at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) 2015 Ember months campaign flag-off in Kano, Ganduje called for urgent steps to correct the situation.
“Let us not fold our arms to let loses of lives continue unabated. All hands must be on deck to curtail the unwholesome development, road users, especially commercial motorists should desist from reckless driving and avoid driving having drunk.”
In his remark, FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, explained that the aim of the rally was to educate members of the public on the need to be extra careful during the ember months.
He announced that next year April was the deadline to effect speed limit device.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the FRSC would establish mini plant for the production of number plates for motorcycles and tricycles.
He said that the FRSC would also establish more driving licence centres to enable teeming masses obtain it easily.
The Corps Marshal commended the state government for installing street lights, observing that they had made the state safer at night.