The federal government of Nigeria has promised to equip 40 million schoolchildren across the country with reflective jackets, as part of its efforts to prevent accidents.
The minister for state education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this known at the launch of the accident prevention initiative, organized by the ministry of education in Abuja on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
“This initiative, especially, is to prevent children from sustaining injuries while trekking to and from neighbouring schools. It is in pursuit of the good health and well-being of schoolchildren and the realisation of quality education,” he said.
The initiative is designed to primarily aid the protection of schoolchildren from road accidents associated with motor vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles while crossing our busy network of roads to and from their respective schools,” he said.