Jatau made the exposure at the Aba Park, while addressing drivers at a refinement program composed by the State Ministry of Transport, related to the FRSC, to check its Safety Week.
He said out of the 33 mishaps, 26 people passed on while 257 were harmed, henceforth the need to re-accentuate the significance of street security.
“Mishaps annihilate lives and render families financially feeble, with a portion of their providers dead,” he said.
Jatau said that the quantity of street mishaps in the state was high, focusing on that there was the need to lessen it.
He said that passings from mishaps expanded the quantity of out-of-younger students, which likewise expanded social indecencies, and charged the drivers to drive with their friends and family consistently in their brains.
In his comments, the Abia Commissioner for Transport, Chief Kingsley Imaga, said that the state was attempting to guarantee a zero mishap record during the yuletide.
He charged drivers in Abia to be decent, keep to their paths and drive securely during the Christmas season, for the wellbeing of all street clients.
“The state is attempting to guarantee it has a zero mishap record by January 2019.
“Our allure is to all drivers in the state to replace their tires, administration their vehicles and abstain from drinking before driving during this period,” he said.
The chief said that the sharpening program was intended to edify new drivers and help old ones to remember what they had to know, to work and live past the Christmas season, without mishaps.
He charged the drivers to assimilate the way of life of control and driving with alert to be alive for their families, who might require them after the season.
“You can’t get all the cash you need in your lifetime inside this one month duration. So dodge wild driving and speeding to cover numerous outings on the off chance that you should be alive to see the New Year,” he said.
The Director, Vehicle Inspection Office, Abia, Chief Okey Ekwonye, said drivers ought to guarantee legitimate upkeep of their vehicles, for them to stay safe.
He asked them to believe their lives to be a higher priority than the cash they may spare from “overseeing” awful vehicles, as the impact would be all the more harming on them and their families.
In any case, collaborator Chief Fire Officer for Aba, Okezie Uche, said that out of 105 fire scenes recorded so far in Abia in 2018, vehicles were related with 20 of the cases.
He asked drivers to get at any rate a 6kg fire quencher, particularly during this dry season, to be protected from unexpected fire flare-ups from moving vehicles.
The Leader Joint Motor Unions in Aba, Chief Azubuike Asuzu, said thanks to them for the program and asked the administration to guarantee drivers’ security through doing what no one but governments can do.
He asked that they should be assisted to get and use new tyres, access genuine motor parts and lubricants, as well as fuels, as these help to keep the roads safe.
Asuzu acknowledged that all drivers who were not at the social event would get the message.