The Oyo State Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly and FRSC Corp Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi will lead other important personalities, captains of industry and relevant stakeholders to the venue of the National Rescue Summit scheduled to hold in Ibadan on September 26th, 2019.
The summit put together by the Road Accident Information & Rescue Organization, RAIRO, focuses on addressing carnage on the roads and safety consciousness among road users in the country. The problems of harassment and intimidation facing voluntary rescue officers in Nigeria are also expected to be addressed at the summit.
The organization’s Commandant General, Bamigboye Okanlawon, disclosed that the programme, which has been given the theme “Save A Life, Rescue Where You Are”, will hold at the Large Lecture Theatre (LLT), Faculty of the Social Sciences, the University of Ibadan by 10am.
Commandant Okanlawon stated that the summit will feature important personalities and captains of industry including Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu, Oloye Lekan Alabi, the Agbaakin Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Areoye Oyebola and Major Rasaki Salawu as well as the Publisher, Parrot Xtra Magazine, Olayinka Agboola.
Others personalities to attend the summit are CEOs Bovas Nigeria Limited, Mrs V.A Samson, Absolute Success Travel and Tour (U Fit Fly), Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede, Adron Homes and Properties, Oba Adetola Emmanuel King, Prince Tunde Ajiboye, Chief Adekunle Odesanya and Chief Mike Ogunrinde.
Okanlawon posited that the summit is expected to bring about recommendations that will be forwarded to the National Assembly as a bill, ‘The Good Samaritan Bill’ targeting to encourage many Nigerian citizens who have the will to assist victims of road accidents.
“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,” Okanlawon said.