Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has attributed the road accidents to the recklessness of drivers, Punch reports.
The minister disclosed this in Abuja at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria.
Fashola said most of the accidents on the Nigerian roads were avoidable, adding that overspeeding by drivers has led to more deaths than bad roads.
He said the ministry would soon embark on the deployment of manpower for the erection of additional road signs to provide the required guidance, support and direction to road users.
The minister charged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to intensify efforts on public enlightenment campaigns, orientation and education of drivers to be of good behaviour while on highways in order to ensure the safety of lives and property.