The FRSC Lagos sector corps commander, Babatunde Farinloye, reiterated the necessity to enhance safety within the heart of the characterize’s stakeholders’ engagement on the implementation, in Lagos, on Wednesday.
The theme of the 2023 stakeholders engagement is “against strengthening safety in petroleum product haulage by freeway in Nigeria.”
Mr Farinloye, represented by deputy corps commander, Tajudeen Mafe, said constant coaching would scamper a lengthy scheme to diminish accidents on the roads.
He said that there became once a need for stakeholders to bag their vehicles in freeway-worthy atypical.
“There could be need for the complete truck stakeholders, together with the drivers, to switch for coaching and retraining, to enhance their operations as properly as productivity.
“There could be need for the truck drivers to produce Class G driver’s licence.
“Truck drivers ought to soundless upgrade their Class E licence to Class G for lovely identification and process,” Mr Farinloye said.
He said that forward of their Class E Driver’s licence expires, they could per chance well start processing the Class G licence which would be processed inner 60 days.
Mr Farinloye said they devise no longer upright quit vehicles arbitrarily with out sighting the absence of some safety standards.
He instructed truck owners to work toward making exhaust of trains to transport consignments, to free the roads of heavy an excellent deal of goods.
The director, transport operations, Lagos verbalize ministry of transportation, Olasunkanmi Ojowuro, said all fingers desires to be on deck to verify that safety.
He said that safety on the roads concerned all stakeholders.
Mr Ojowuro instructed the govt.transport officers to verify that that vans and tankers were freeway-worthy, urging stakeholders to furthermore take a look at the atypical of the vehicles.
He instructed operators to put in cameras to permit them to video show the activities and operations of their drivers.
Mr Ojowuro said that drivers ought to soundless abide by the complete freeway traffic prison guidelines of every the States and the Federal Authorities to forestall accidents within the ‘ember’ months.
The coordinator of the programme, chief route commander, FRSC, Olasheinde Egbontan, said that ‘stable to load’ initiative became once strategic to enhance safety within the transportation sector.
Mr Egbontan said that the motive of the engagement became once to rub minds and concept earlier than the ember months which in most cases journey boost within the amount of tanker and truck traffic on the roads.
He said that given the experiences of the earlier years, there became once a need for them to be extra proactive.
The coordinator entreated them to bring to undergo those things that necessary to be mounted forward of embarking on lengthy-distance journeys.
Mr Egbontan said that the assembly became once section of the corps’ proactive intervention toward having break-free ember months in 2023 and beyond.
The e book of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Pure Gas Workers (NUPENG), Shakiru Adewale, commended the efforts of the FRSC on the roads.
He entreated the verbalize govt to help them observe into the challenges they confronted with avenue urchins, which had caused loss of lives and property at some stage all over their operations.
The nationwide officer, National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN), Taiwo Mogbojuro, said that all individuals became once section of safety, urging stakeholders to collaborate in reaching a higher financial system.
Mr Mogbojuro said that there became once a need for partnership to permit them to abide by govt protection.
Andrew Emuze, depot supervisor, Bono Energy, said multi-product loading became once no longer allowed, however in some conditions, vans, after leaving their premises, engaged in it alongside the scheme.
“We make definite that vans are in lovely shape forward of loading and we furthermore invent physical inspection forward of releasing the truck drivers,” Mr Emuze said.
He instructed truck owners no longer to compromise in exciting motor boys and solicited for synergy between them and safety personnel, to diminish accidents on the roads.