Good news ,The Lagos state government have finally gotten involved in Trailers and their movements in the Metropolis. Countless lives have been lost out of these avoidable accidents.
With the recent gruesome accidents that occured last week , the Lagos state government has restricted trailers and articulated vehicles from plying the metropolis between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to prevent more accidents and loss of lives.
After the accidents that involved a container-laden trailer on Sept. 2 at Ojuelegba. an urgent meeting was held.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Oluseyi Whenu explained the new rule was to ensure strict enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, which, according to him, was often violated by the trailer drivers.
He said the new directive would pay more emphasis on flawless flow of traffic, while traffic offenders would be expected to pay their fines within the stipulated period.
Whenu, therefore, solicited the co-operation and support of all transport operators in ensuring the success of this laudable initiative.
“The State Government has also directed that all commercial passenger vehicles should obey all traffic rules and regulations by stopping only at designated bus-stops and close bus doors while in motion,’’ he said.
Responding, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, the State Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), expressed the unions’ readiness to comply with the laws to prevent accidents.
Muhammed, who spoke on behalf of other union leaders, pledged their members’ readiness to cooperate with the government in maintaining law and order as well as sanity in the transport sector.
NAN also reports that other union leaders at the meeting included Mr Tajudeen Adetoro, State Chairman of the Taxi Cab Operators, and Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, State Treasurer, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), among others.