About 90 per cent of accidents witnessed on the roads in the country are caused by fake vehicle parts fixed mostly by mechanics, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Abuja, Mr. Sunday Oghenekaro, who was represented by the Superintendent Route Commander, Mr. Barnabas Asongo, said this in an interview after inaugurating the new leadership of the Association of Auto Works and Technicians of Nigeria (FCT chapter).
Oghenekaro, therefore, appealed to vehicle mechanics to always stick to original auto parts in order to reduce road accidents.
While he lauded AAWATON in contributing to the nation’s development, the sector commander charged members of the association to cut corners while doing their work, saying the FRSC was ready to assist the organisation when necessary.
He said, “I’m hoping that this is an event that marks the beginning of better things to come. We believe that our organisation will partner with yours to keep our road safer.”