Simon Patrick Obi

Simon Patrick Obi

Founder & Executive Director GreenLight Initiative, Nigeria

Simon Patrick Obi is the Founder and Executive Director of the very active and vibrant Nigerian NGO called the GreenLight Initiative. As a traffic safety advocate, Mr Obi has led and championed several interventions aimed at reducing the number of road traffic fatalities and crashes in Nigeria. One of his flagship programmes is the Traffic Safety Advocates Training, through which he has trained 60 young road safety advocates who are making a real impact by leading road safety awareness campaigns in their respective communities.

Mr Obi is also known in media circles. He produces and broadcasts the well-known 45-minute weekly “Drive to Live” road safety radio programme featured on the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio 107.7 FM, reaching 8 Nigerian states with a listenership of over 72,000 people each month. In addition he is the creator of the regularly scheduled “#Drive2Live” road safety Twitter chat, which he hosts with the Nigeria Federal Road Safety Corps, a federal government agency responsible for road safety enforcement in Nigeria. Each year Mr Obi organizes the annual You & Road Safety awareness campaign and 5 km walk in Abuja, Nigeria to commemorate the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in November. He uses such occasions to highlight the huge impact of road traffic deaths and injuries on families and communities and the importance of good road safety laws and strong law enforcement. 

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