AS part of activities to round off the yuletide period in Ughelli north council tagged, “Safe Driving, Safe Arrival’, the Executive chairman of Ughelli North local government area Delta State, Chief (Hon.) Godwin Adode recently donated over hundred crash helmets worth hundreds of thousands of naira to motorcycle riders in the council area.
Adode in his speech while addressing the recipients who are drew from Ughelli kingdom; he noted that some people including commuters’ belief of existence of blood-sucking demons that kill travelers on the road during the yuletide.
He cautioned against the belief by some people, including commuters, of the existence of blood-sucking demons that kill travelers on the road during the yuletide.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Safe Driving, Safe Arrival,’ Adode described such belief as erroneous and said human factors were responsible for most of the road crashes in the country.
“There are no blood-sucking demons on the road to kill you; stop believing that someone from your village wants to send accident to you through the air.
“If you drive safely, you must arrive safely. That is why we are sensitising the public, especially motorcycle riders popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ to always use crash helmet,” he said.
He said several persons were injured and severe lost their lives in road crashes as records from Federal Road Safety Commission shown adding that his gesture is to reduce road crashes.
Earlier, Adode promised to go round all the kingdoms, clan and villages in Ughelli north council to replicate his gesture as part of fulfillment of his electioneering campaign promises to the people of Ughelli north.
Speaking to newsmen at Ughelli general field, one of the beneficial, Mr. Lucky About commended the kind gesture of the council boss saying it is first of it is kind in the council area, adding that helmet presented to okada riders will not only reduce loss of lives in the council area alone but in the state as a whole.
Abotu, used the occasion to call on the donor to run for second tenure in office noting that the yolk of not occupying the seat of the boss for second time has been broken Hon. Kenneth Ibru.