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Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria

International Award, 2008

Road crashes are the second leading cause of death between the ages of 5 to 44 in African countries, in Nigeria there are an estimated 161 deaths per 10,000 vehicles.

In 1988, the World Health Organization ranked Nigeria as one of the countries with the highest fatality/frequency index rates of road crashes in the World. The Federal Road Safety Commission with its 12,000 strong uniformed corps responsible for education, licensing and traffic law enforcement is the lead agency in the country, and has now been given additional resources.

Its corps marshal is currently the African Regional President of GPA-PRI and leads the West African sub regional road safety body.