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Children's safety kits are now available from FG.

Nigeria's federal government launched 40 million safety kits for schoolchildren on Thursday.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the National Union of Road Transport Workers, launched a campaign called "Children Accident Prevention Initiative."

Sonny Echono, the ministry's Permanent Secretary, claimed that the figures demonstrated a rise in the number of school children involved in traffic accidents without any proportionate increase in the number of school children killed in traffic accidents.

Improvements in preventative measures, including the availability of first-aid facilities to help victims.

“It's critical to outfit schoolchildren with reflective jackets to increase visibility,” he stated.

“The provision of road signage, contemporary zebra crossings, road infrastructures, and teacher training for enhanced uptake of knowledge on the exit and entrance roadways with road guards are all capital intensive.

“For the proper implementation of this commendable strategy, broad alliances are required. As parents try to achieve their children's academic potentials, the government's efforts to promote quality education for all should be supplemented by efforts to safeguard lives.”

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, stated that the ministry was committed to providing an inclusive and safe academic environment for all students.

“All interest groups, including local and international funders, are urged to support this programme as a humanitarian act,” he stated.

“The free distribution of fluorescent jackets and arm bands to 40 million youngsters in the first phase is a significant milestone in this launch.

“You should be proud of yourself. The learners are very visible to other road users and can be easily identified for security reasons when wearing the jackets.

Meanwhile, Nwajiuba revealed that Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, was unable to attend the ceremony due to “medical reasons.”

“Malam (the minister) had to travel for medical reasons, and he will return the following day,” he explained.

We suggested that we wait for him, but he replied no, that we had already agreed that this would be done on Children's Day, which is today.”

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Children Accident Prevention Initiative Ministry of Education National Union of Road Transport Workers Nigeria Sonny Echono


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