July 25, 2021

BRF Gabfest 5: Discussing the Ways to Curb the Human Factors Involved in Road Accidents

Lagos, Nigeria, June 22, 2021 — For the 5th edition of the Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) GabFest, an event created to discuss the role of the youth in Nigeria’s future, the theme is “Arrive Alive: Building a Road towards better driving culture”.

Statistics show that Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. Around the world, road traffic injuries cause 1.25 million deaths and up to 50 million injuries each year. Surprisingly, data shows that the top causative factor for road accidents are not bad roads but speeding, loss of vehicular control, wrongful overtaking and generally poor driving culture. To discuss this pandemic, and explore ways to curb the human factors behind such accidents, six speakers across two panels will offer constructive insight at the event, on the 28th June, 2021.

The speakers will cut across both the public and private sectors, and offer the audience the chance to engage on the subject matter. They will discuss matters ranging from road safety traffic measures and how accidents occur, to what to do in the event of an accident, insurance, drinking and driving responsibly, and also breaking users cycle of road accidents. The aim is to realize the factors that we have control over, and how to take a collective responsibility over them to improve the future. Attendees would also be allowed to ask questions after the Panelist discussion.

The confirmed line-up of speakers includes Dr Yazid Omotayo -Head, Medical Unit/Pre-Hospital Care Unit, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Ms Bethia Idoko -Head of Business Development, Gidi Traffic, Mr Oluseye Banjoko MCIArb (Uk)- Partner, CLP Legal and Fred Akinmuyisitan – Head, Marketing Strategy and Planning, The Heineken Company. The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi will offer insights on the statistics coming in from Federal Highways across the country.

 It will be a platform for these leaders to share their expertise as pertains to Road Accidents.

“It is imperative to find opportunities to convene and discuss ways in which we can push forward as a people, and reduce these casualties” says Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications of The Temple Company, who will also be addressing attendees of the event.

The programme will end with a closing remark by the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be conducted virtually over ZOOM, and is open to the public to register via https://bit.ly/gabfest5. The entire session will run for a duration of two hours.

For more information and participation details: Call Kamsi via 07080290811.