By Abubakar Rabilu, Gombe
The Pharmaceutical company, Dexa, producers of Boska, has donated helmets to 698 Okada in Gombe.
The company said the essence is to provide protection and safety of lives during accidents.
The Commissioner for internal security and ethical orientation, Gombe state, Leuternal Abdullahi Bello Rtd commended Boska for giving out such number of helmets to the commercial motorcycle riders in Gombe
The commissioner said their effort was a measure aimed at protecting people’s lives because they were partners in progress in terms of revenue generation to the government.
He promised to extend the message to the governor, as a company, which came from afar donate helmets to thousands of the Okada Riders in Gombe.
In his response, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Gombe State, Mr Felix Theman, said the importance of helmets cannot be over emphasized, because it was very important to all Okada Riders to wear helmets for their own safety.
Theman commended the Boska Company for their support, adding that if such a company makes such a donation, it will assist them in their campaign for wearing helmets.
He called on the Okada Riders to drive safely and use the helmets accordingly, because wearing helmets will reduce the number of deaths when accidents occur.
Mr Tony Amadi, the Digital Marketing Manager of the company, said they had given out helmets to the Okadas Riders, just to protect their life.
Adding to that, they intend to donate more when the simulation called for it, but that they had made such donations to 600 Okada Riders in Sokoto, because helmets are very important while driving.
Some Okada riders who spoke on behalf or the beneficiaries, expressed their happiness, even though the enforcement of helmet use was not observed in Gombe.
He said it would have been useful to them, thereby calling on all to emulate Dexa, because it cared about their life.