FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
5th October 2023
SALAKO ADVOCATES USE OF ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY VEHICLES TO CURB EMISSION
The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako has advocated for the use of environment friendly vehicles like electric and compressed natural gas vehicles to reduce emissions and achieve clean energy.
Salako made this known recently when the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sector Command led by the Sector Commandant, Corp Commander Chorrie Isah Muta’a and his team paid an official working visit to the Minister in his Office in Abuja.
The Minister reiterated that emission from vehicles is one of the major challenges of ensuring a secured and sustainable environment. He added that vehicles must be in good working condition in order to maintain minimal level of emission and to achieve this, Salako tasked the Commission to double its effort in the creation of awareness as well as educate and caution motorists accordingly.
He further assured the Corp Commandant that his ministry is committed to collaborate with the commission to ensure safety on our roads by ensuring timely dissemination on bad weather conditions which may have adverse effects on motorists.
Earlier, the Sector Commandant, Federal Road Safety Commission, FCT Sector Command, Mr. Chorrie Isah Muta’a noted that the courtesy visit to the ministry was important for effective collaboration, emphasizing that environmental issues contribute a lot to their organization.
Muta’a further revealed that for them to educate and inform the road users and the general public on weather conditions, flood areas, the Ministry of Environment and its Agencies are very crucial to FRSC in order to achieve its mandate.
He lamented that the three (3), common causes of accidents on our road includes human, environmental and mechanical factors; the environmental factor is one of the causes of road accidents which necessitated the Commission to partner with the Ministry and its Agencies for achieving the mandate of the commission.
He congratulated the Minister for his appointment as Minister of State for Environment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Head, Press and Public Relations Unit