By Gift Eguavoen
The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako has advocated for the use of environment friendly vehicles like electric and compressed natural gas vehicles to reduce emissions and achieve clean energy.
He stated this recently when the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), FCT Sector Command, led by the Sector Commandant, Corp Commander Chorrie Isah Muta’a and his team paid an official working visit to the Minister in his Office in Abuja.
The minister reiterated that emission from vehicles is one of the major challenges to achieving a secured and sustainable environment, adding that vehicles must be in good working condition in order to maintain minimal level of emission. To achieve this, Salako tasked the Commission to double its effort in awareness creation and caution motorists accordingly.
He further assured the Corp Commandant of the ministry’s commitment to collaborate with the Commission to ensure safety on the roads by ensuring timely dissemination on bad weather conditions which may have adverse effects on motorists.
Earlier, the Sector Commandant, Mr. Chorrie Isah Muta’a noted that the courtesy visit to the ministry was important for effective collaboration, emphasizing that environmental issues contribute a lot to their organization.
Muta’a further stated that for the FRSC to properly educate and inform road users and the general public on weather conditions and flood areas, collaboration with the ministry of environment and its agencies is very crucial.
He lamented that the three most common causes of road accidents are human, environmental and mechanical factors. The environmental factor, he said, is one of the causes of road accidents which necessitated the Commission’s partnership with the ministry.
Muta’a further used the opportunity to congratulate the Minister on his appointment as Minister of State for Environment by President Bola Tinubu.