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Mission to Nigeria, 17-19 March 2022

Nigeria: A middle income country with a population of 203.5 million. Nigeria has 21.4 road deaths per 100,000 population, which is one of the lowest in the region. Nigeria is one of the top performing countries in Africa on the implementation of the African Road Safety Action Plan (2011-2020), road safety regulations, and reduction in fatalities from 2009-2018. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy.


The Special Envoy met with the following Government officials to advise on road safety plans for Nigeria and encourage engagement with the UNRSF.

•    H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of the Federation of Nigeria;

•    Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation;

•    H.E. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health;

•    H.E. Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing;

•    H.E. Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria;

•    H.E. Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Federal Road Safety Crops of the Federation of Nigeria.

The Special Envoy also met with Mr. Matthias Schmale, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria to discuss future points of collaboration and support to the Government of Nigeria to achieve road safety goals.