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The Minister of Transportation, ROTIMI AMAECHI has called for the support of the United Nations and other stakeholders in establishing stringent punishment for road offenders in the country.


The Minister made the call when a delegation of the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety and Traffic Injury Prevention in Nigeria visited him in Abuja.


AMAECHI said if there were stiffer punishments like going to jail for offenders of the law, the road users, especially politicians, would obey the traffic laws.


He called on the UN to start its advocacy from the State parliament, judiciary and the police for enforcement as it will limit the freedom of road users and instil discipline.


On his part; the Country Director of the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety and Traffic Injury Prevention, Nigeria, SYDNEY IBEANUSI said they were collaborating with the government and relevant authorities to ensure that traffic rules and regulations were obeyed.


He said the UN agency is a multi-sectorial stakeholder’s forum involving all the key relevant stakeholders involved in road safety issues.


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