The Federal Road Safety Corps said two thousand two hundred and thirty-three Nigerians lost their lives to road crashes in the first four months of 2021.
FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this in a virtual event to mark the fifth edition of the Babatunde Raji Fashola GabFest, with the theme ‘Arrive Alive: Building a Road Towards Better Driving Culture’.
He said the death toll came from four thousand four hundred and fifty-nine accidents involving twenty eight thousand eight hundred and twenty six persons.
The figures, from January to April, indicated that 691 persons died in January, 497 in February, 480 in March and 565 in April.
Boboye, who identified over-speeding as the major cause of accidents in Nigeria, said the perforation of aged cars on roads also contributed to the high level of accidents.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said bad roads should not be blamed for accidents, but those behind the wheels.