The Ogun Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Ahmed Umar, has stated there is nothing evil associated with the Ember Months.
Umar, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 6, in Ota, Ogun; implored drivers to change their attitudinal behaviours towards the use of roads to reduce crashes.
The FRSC boss noted that the period was always characterised by a high level of vehicles movement; coupled with attitudinal behaviours of drivers caused road crashes; and not any evil associated with the ember months.
“So many ceremonies like birthday party, wedding and burial, among others, are fixed; and those from abroad come home to felicitate with their loved ones; which sometimes increased the vehicular movement,” he said.
Umar, therefore, urged road users to be cautious during this period; and as the rainy season is still on, which might make the highway slippery; leading to crashes sometimes.
The FRSC sector commander enjoined drivers to ensure that they have a functional brake system; wipers; rear lights; and very cleared windscreens, during this period.
He also advised drivers to obey safer speed, avoid night travels and enjoy quality road experience during ember months.
“Any misbehaviour by the drivers may result to disaster on the roads, so motorists need to exercise patience,” he urged.
Meanwhile, Gov Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, September 5, stated that he is praying to God and awaiting His direction on his 2023 re-election bid.
Makinde, who disclosed this during the 2021 Hijrah luncheon held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, declared that 2023 belonged to God and that His will prevail in his political adventure.
The governor stated that he had observed that some of his supporters had started campaigning for his re-election “with the insignia of 4 + 4.
“Please let us go back to God. I did not tell the people in 2019 that I must be a governor at all costs.
“The prayer I prayed to God was to allow His will prevail. So, I am saying it again,” Makinde said.
He also urged people to always factor in God into whatever they do; irrespective of their religious inclination.