The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, has described the belief that Ember months come with evils arising, most especially from road accidents, as myths and fallacy.
AbdulLateef said in a statement that people should not to panic or live in fear.
He noted that most road accidents were caused by human errors and disobedience to traffic rules and regulations.
The commissioner stressed that ember months are like every other Gregorian months that require people to be security conscious of happenings around them.
He called on Clerics to dedicate some minutes of their pulpit teachings to sensitise religious faithful on the dangers inherent in over speeding and disobedience to traffic laws.
“I want to implore Pastors and Imams as critical stakeholders and partners of the government to join in the sensitisation of the public to ensuring the safety of road users as part of their sermons should address this”, he advised.
The Commissioner who frowned on the sale of alcohol at motor parks also challenged transport unions to embark on a continuous orientation of their members to achieve safety on the roads during Ember months and others.
“There are numerous harmful medical effects of alcohol consumption. Besides, You expose innocent commuters to dangers when you drive under the influence of alcohol”, he added.
by Oluwashina Iyanda
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