TOTAL Nigeria Plc in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC and state traffic authorities is currently implementing the road safety cubes campaign with the aim of educating Nigerian children within the ages of six to 12 on road safety guidelines as well as proper behaviour on the road while going to school. Managing Director, Mr. Jean-Philippe Torres, said “We are fully committed to reducing road accidents and its associated risks as our major channel of petroleum products distribution is via road transportation.
This is because at Total, safety comes first and is fundamental in our core values.” He explained that these safety cubes were designed to make the learning of safe road behaviour a fun experience for children, adding that they contain teaching kits for simulated, interactive and practical lessons which include road tracks, road signs, lesson guides, work books, safety exercise books, and certificates to be issued to students at the end of their training.
The campaign that commenced in 2013 as one of Total Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy, has been implemented in Lagos, port-Harcourt, and recently in Kaduna and Kano states. The campaign started with the donation of 13 safety cubes for children in Saint Georges Primary Schools, Falomo in Ikoyi, Lagos. So far, the road safety cube training has covered 1,018 pupils in Kaduna. Also, on February 14, 2017, the Kano sector command of the FRSC distributed five safety cubes to five schools.