By Tordue Salem, Abuja
The Comfort Ngumimi Jebe Foundation, CJNF, is partnering with the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Corps and other relevant agencies to serve accident survivors, trauma patients, and disadvantaged members of Nigerian society.
The NGO’s coordinator, Tavershima Jebe, in a press release on Friday, said his motivation for the initiative is the gruesome death of his wife and entire children last year, in a car accident.
His words: “It may interest you to know that the sad event of September 2019 has given birth to an NGO called Fundación CNJ, which serves survivors of traumatic experiences, especially accident survivors, linking them to psychological counseling, educational scholarships, skills and professional training of their choice, helping them regain sanity and dignity ”.
He said the NGO, in addition to partnering with relevant state and federal agencies to care for accident survivors and their dependents, the CNJF also intends to push through legislation to establish emergency clinics on Nigerian roads every fifty kilometers to first aid interventions and intensive care. ”.
Jebe, who celebrates a memorial to her deceased family in Benue this month, called on governments at all levels to carry out emergency repairs on interstate and state highways to reduce the death toll on the roads.
Mr. Jebe also wants emergency response training and retraining for road safety services in the country, to help them better respond to accident survivors.
The NGO, according to the Coordinator, has partnered with the International Red Cross and several other organizations to sensitize the country on road safety practices and best emergency response practices on the roads.