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Nigeria increasingly losing bread winners to road accidents — FRSC

by Family Reporter
Nigeria increasingly losing bread winners to road accidents — FRSC

Nigerian families are increasingly losing breadwinners to road accidents, according to a monthly `Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Report’ released by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Nigeria increasingly losing bread winners to road accidents — FRSC

The July edition of the report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said “Seventy percent of deaths recorded in road traffic crashes in the month of July were male adults, indicating that Nigeria is losing more breadwinners to road traffic crashes.’’

Statistics presented in the report show that the country lost a total of 423 persons to road accidents in July, out of which 295 (or 70 percent) were male adults.

This represents an average of nine male adult deaths daily across the country in July.

The adult male death rate is three times more than that of the 91 female (or 26 percent) of the total fatality figure in the month under review.

The remaining 37 deceased victims comprised 15 male children, representing 4 percent of the total, and 22 female children, representing 5 percent.

However, the male adult fatality rate in July is lower than those recorded in May and June, which stood at 76 and 80 percent respectively.

In May, the FRSC recorded a total of 502 deaths nationwide, comprising 380 male adults, 87 female adults (17 percent), 24 male children (5 percent) and 11 female children or 2 percent.

Out of the 301 deaths recorded by the agency in June, male adults accounted for 80 percent with 241 fatalities, and female adults 48 or 16 percent.

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The FRSC called for more commitment from all stakeholders to stem the trend.

(NAN)

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