In continuation of its 10th year anniversary, an advocacy organization focuses on addressing carnage on the roads and safety consciousness among road users in the country, the Road Accident Information & Rescue Organization (RAIRO) has set to bring top government and private recue organizations and major stakeholders to Ibadan to attend National Rescue Summit.
The summit titled “Save A Life, Rescue Where You Are”, according to Commandant General, Road Accident information & Rescue Organization, Bamgboye Okanlawon will hold on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at Large Lecture Theatre (LLT) Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan by 10 am.
Commandant Okanlawon noted that the summit will address problems of harassment and intimidation facing voluntary rescue officers (helpers) as a way to encourage more volunteers to help the dying and injured road accident victims in Nigeria.
He expressed that the summit is expected to bring about recommendations that will be forwarded to the National Assembly as a bill, ‘Good Samaritan Bill’ targeting to encourage many Nigerian citizens who have the will to assist victims of road accidents.
Okanlawon said further that the programme will feature major players in Nigeria Politics and top stakeholders in the country’s rescue system to build confidence in ordinary citizens to come forward and assist road accident victims whenever there is emergency situation.
“Rescue Summit would encourage ordinary citizens to come forward and help dying and injured road accident victims in Nigeria without legal or procedural hassles and to proffer solutions to the perennial ugly situations faced by the helpers (volunteers) during and after the rescue operations,” he said.