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LASG, FRSC seek collaboration to enhance security on highways

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LASG, FRSC seek collaboration to enhance security on highways

(Photo: Lagos State Deputy Gov. Dr Obafemi Hamzat presenting a souvenir to the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dauda Ali Biu)

The Lagos State Government has assured the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) of its cooperation and support in database collection, to enhance good security in the country.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State gave the assurance during the courtesy call by the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mr Dauda Ali Biu, at Alausa, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, also promised to support the FRSC in whatever way needed.

He stated that the aid rendered would save the lives of citizens and make the road a safe place for drivers and passersby.

The governor advised the corps members to educate Nigerians on driving rules, road signs, and testing, before getting their driver’s licence.

He added that the FRSC should be working with the Police and state traffic officials to ensure that drivers were well informed.

Sanwo-Olu noted that a greater number of road accidents were caused by drunk drivers, which made it more challenging to stop because a lot of the drivers were not aware of such implications.

He said, “let there be a pamphlet that people can buy and read in order to know the road signs and the meanings when they see one because a lot of drivers do not know these signs and there meanings.

Earlier, Biu said they were in the state to meet with stakeholders and discuss common issues and the way forward on the safety of Nigerian roads.

The corps marshal commended the Lagos State Government for its tremendous cooperation.

He added that the relationship between the state and the FRSC had gone a long way with the state’s cooperation with the corps policies and regulation of traffic.

Ali Biu listed some of the corps’ achievements which included the stationing of towing and operational vehicles along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the creation of new licensing centres.

“We want the progress we are making to be seen in the state, so that we can expand our cooperation for better control of traffic, especially on number plates and driver’s licence.”

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I Still Get Attacked By People – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals

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In a recent interview, former Nigerian football star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has revealed that he continues to receive messages and criticisms from fans, years after his infamous miss during the 2010 FIFA World Cup match against South Korea.

The moment, etched into football history, occurred during Nigeria’s crucial group stage game against South Korea. With the score tied at 2-2 and a spot in the knockout stages on the line, Aiyegbeni found himself with what seemed like an open goal opportunity. However, to the shock of fans worldwide, he missed the chance, leaving Nigeria unable to secure the much-needed victory.

Despite this moment happening over a decade ago, Aiyegbeni expressed his surprise at the ongoing messages he receives about the miss. “I still get messages from people, different messages,” he stated in the interview. “It’s surprising how that moment still sticks with people, even after all these years.”

The striker, who had a successful career playing for clubs like Everton and Portsmouth in the English Premier League, admitted that the miss was a tough moment in his career. “Of course, it was a big moment, and I wish it had gone differently. But in football, you have highs and lows,” he remarked.

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Job Losses, Factory Closures Loom As Unsold Goods Pile Up — MAN

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AGAINST the backdrop of sustained pressure in the foreign exchange market and high cost of production, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN has indicated that inventory of unsold goods is escalating to levels now threatening the existence of companies operating in the production sector of the economy with attendant job losses.

Findings show that as of the weekend the foreign exchange market had recorded over 254 per cent plunge in the value of the naira since flotation of the currency by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in June 2023.

Recall that the naira traded for N471 per dollar in the official I&E market on June 13, 2023 before the floatation of the currency, but exchanged for N1,665.50 to a dollar as at February 23, 2024 on the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM), indicating a depreciation of more than 253.6 per cent over the eight-month period. The forex crisis is also stoking inflation, and coupled with high energy costs, purchasing power has continued plummet, stifling demand for goods.

Speaking on the impact of this development on the manufacturing sector, Director General, MAN, Segun Ajayi-Kadir, said: “There are reports that across the board, many warehouses and plants of many manufacturing firms are stockpiled with unsold goods manufactured last year. “The development is as a result of the devastating effects of the exchange rate crisis, inflation, fake and sub-standard goods, smuggling and other macro-economics challenges.”

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