The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Wednesday said fatalities recorded from road accidents in January 2021 were higher than those recorded from malaria and COVID-19 diseases.
Addressing reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting, he underscored the need for all tiers of government to take urgent action to reverse the worrying situation.
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He urged the Federal Road Safety Corps to focus on the Lagos-Ibadan, the Abuja-Kano and the Abuja-Keffi-Lafia Highways.
Fashola said there would be more patrols as well as installation of road traffic signs and speed metres on the three highways.
He identified over-speeding, loss of control, wrongful overtaking and brake failure as main causes of road crashes.
He said the National Road Safety Advisory Council that would be inaugurated today was a right step in view of this latest development on road crashes.