Obi, who is the Executive Director GreenLight Initiative made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
The Youth Leadership Board is the focal point and the engine behind the Youth Coalition for Road Safety.
According to Obi, being the first and the only Nigerian appointed into the global board, he will leverage on the impact of work at GreenLight Initiative in order to inspire and mobilise youths to take action against road accidents.
“My priority will be to see to meaningful engagement and involvement of young people at the decision making table for road safety.
“The board has the goal to energise the global youth movement for road safety that contributes in saving lives and reducing fatalities through the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Through the expertise, advice and concrete actions of the Youth Leadership Board members, youths will have the opportunity to weigh in directly on how all local actions and global advocacy strategies for road safety are run.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that coalition unites individual youth and organisations and is made up of more than 200 passionate young people from across the world who are taking action on safe mobility issues.
It is underpinned by the principles of the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety.