Good news!!! The Lagos state Government has decided to take necessary actions to prevent the Otedola Bridge Ibadan express way incident from happening again
Following the bloody incident on Thursday 24th June the Government Through the commissioner for Transport Lagos State, Ladi Lawanson
Has given a 30 days Ultimatum for the articulated vehicles to obtain a Road Worthiness certificate
Addressing a joint press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in AlausaAfter meeting with all the relevant stakeholders,.
Including Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, Petroleum Tanker Drivers, National Association of Transport Operators, and Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria, among others.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, said the decision became necessary following preliminary investigations into the incident which revealed a combination of vehicular defect and human errors.
Lawanson in his own words said:
“As an immediate response to the latest incident, the Lagos state Government hereby announces the following measures:
Fuel tankers are hereby directed to ply the designated trailer route, that is, Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway via Ogudu to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“All tankers and containers coming into Lagos State from henceforth are directed to obtain the Ministry of Transportation Certificate of Road Worthiness at any of or centres within the next 30 days,
while new centres along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be established to quickly to cope with the expected demand for this service.”
He listed the 10 centres currently available to process the applications to include
Berger, Ojodu; Odogunyan, Ikorodu; Agric/Ishawo Road, Ikorodu; Worksyard, PWD, Shogunle; NCI, Gbagada; VIS Yard, Oko-Afo, Badagry; VIS Yard, Ayobo-Ipaja; Test Centre, Badagry; VIS Yard, Epe; and VIS Yard, Oko-Oba Abattoir.
He also revealed that the Tanker was carrying more than its proper capacity of PMS which was the root cause of the leakage and fire that took many lives and cars.
Let’s sit tight and see how this seemingly new and necessary development plays out.
Safety first, for all.