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Lagos govt promises to pursue truck drivers for damaging barriers



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Lagos State Government has promised to bring legal action against truck drivers who damage state-owned restriction barriers.

The State Government announced that it has decided to start prosecuting the truck drivers who were found to be at fault after sending out multiple warnings asking them to be aware of the height restriction barriers (truck barriers) for articulated vehicles that are placed at the Stadium, Ojuelegba, and Dorman Long Bridges.

According to a statement signed by Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, the Commissioner for Transportation, the barriers that were put up to prevent the frequent articulated vehicle accidents that have claimed lives and property in the State were frequently wantonly destroyed with shame by some truck drivers as soon as they were installed, leaving the State with no other option.

He clarified that since the truck drivers’ disruptive behaviour seriously jeopardized everyone using the roads and the public’s safety, it will no longer be allowed.

“Any willful destruction of public property is a criminal offence and the Lagos State Government is committed to prosecuting offenders within the ambit of the law,” he said.

Because their cooperation is in line with the safety and integrity of public infrastructure, the Commissioner urged the general public to recognize the significance of these safety measures and “report any suspicious activities to the Ministry of Transportation through 09038208154 or 09034810153

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