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Children’s Day: FRSC trains pupils on road safety tips



AS PART of activities marking this year’s Children’s Day, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has involved over 500 pupils in training on road safety tips to avoid being a victim of road mishaps.

  FRSC Oyo State Sector Commander, Uche Chukwurah stated this at Road Safety Maiden Children’s Day celebration, in Ibadan.

  Mrs Chukwurah said the program became imperative for the corps to catch the children young by imparting knowledge and tips of road safeties to them.

  She noted that road crashes are the second leading cause of death for children and young adults under the age of five to twenty nine.

  Mrs Chukwurah noted further that the training would go a long way at creating solid and great future leaders.

  The children, who were seen running around and riding bicycles at the parade ground of FRSC said they were happy to be at the event and appreciated the efforts of the command at ensuring that they involved them in the training.

  The children therefore, called for more support from government, groups and Individuals to assist them in attaining a better place in future.

  In another development, the  Ooni of lfe, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi wants parents and guardians to nurture their children and wards properly to equip them with entrepreneurial skills in other to properly equip them for the future.

  Oba Ogunwusi made the call while celebrating with children who called on him at his palace from various schools in Ile-Ife and environs as part of activities marking this year’s children’s day.

  The traditional ruler, who congratulated the children, emphasised that it was expedient for the society to create a conducive environment for children to thrive in chosen careers.

Oba Ogunwusi appealed to parents and guardians to enroll their children and wards to for entrepreneurial studies to complement their academic pursuit.

  The Ooni of Ile-Ife organised a workshop on how to make local fabric, popularly known as Adire for the students with a view to educating them about the cultural and economic benefits of the textile.

Two participants, Master Abdullahi Adetoyese and Roseline Abiodun, described the workshop as an eye opener, noting that the event would linger long in their memory.

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