The Federal Road Safety Corps and a non-governmental organisation, Health Emergency Initiative have decried what they described as the poor attitude of Nigerians to road accidents and other emergency situations in Nigeria.
Speaking at a training organised by HEI for first responders in Lagos, the Lagos Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Hyginus Omeje, said smartphones use by many Nigerians to take pictures and make videos of accident victims for social media had become a sad practice.
“An unconscious person might just need cardiopulmonary resuscitation to come back to life. Death doesn’t take time; it is in seconds and if you don’ t take charge of the golden minute or hour, anything can happen. I think Nigerians need to change their attitude to crash scenes.” He said.
Executive Director of HEI, Pascal Achinine, said the programme was
aimed at promoting behavioural change, adding that a positive attitude
towards accidents and emergency situations could reduce fatality by 75
per cent with support from the Nigeria Police and other relevant