The President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration, Prince Segun Ochuko Obayendo, FinsTA, has bemoaned the recent tragic incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that claimed the life of a truck driver.
The tragic incident happened in the early hours of Saturday when the truck driver lost control of his truck and collided with another tanker from behind, killing the driver.
Obayendo, in a statement, signed by Chinwe Uwaegbute, its
National Publicity Secretary, emphasized the need for truck drivers to operate ‘exclusively’ at night.
”We must revisit the policy allowing truck drivers to exclusively operate on our roads at midnight.
”President Prince Segun Ochuko Obayendo, FinsTA, calls upon the relevant agencies responsible for ensuring highway safety to take decisive action to prevent these incidents from becoming a recurring occurrence.
”Additionally, the Truck Owners Association of Nigeria is urged to prioritize the vigilance and physical fitness of its members before allowing them to operate on the roads.
”Furthermore, the government is urged to explore deliberate investments
in railway infrastructure nationwide for the transportation of highly inflammable goods.
”During this difficult time, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased truck driver. CIOTA remains committed to advocating for the safety and welfare of all transport stakeholders.”
Source: The Punch