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Rivers gov’t to impound broken down, indiscriminately parked trucks

Rivers gov’t to impound broken down, indiscriminately parked trucks,

Rivers state, Trucks

By Egufe Yafugborhi, Port-Harcourt

Rivers State Governments has said it would start impounding fuel tankers found broken down or indiscriminately parked in Port Harcourt and environs.

The state Commissioner for Transport, Sam Soni Ejekwu, who declared the new order in Port Harcourt Wednesday during an interactive session with the leadership of the tanker drivers, gave the truck owners seven days to free the roads of all trucks so affected.

Successive administration in Rivers have been unable to tackle the nuisance and hardship posed to other road users by tanker drivers who park indiscriminately on roads leading to major fuel depots in Port Harcourt.

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Ejekwu who said he drove through affected areas in Port Harcourt and environs before convening the meeting, identified Wait and Bush Road, Macobar Road, Industry Road, Njemanze Road, Eastern Bypass, Elele Road axis of the East-West Road among key roads being abused by truck drivers in the Rivers capital city.

“One week from today, defaulters parking indiscriminately on the roads would have their tires deflated and made to pay. Owners of trucks or tankers broken down on busy roads have 24hours to fix and, or remove the same, else the government will tow them off the road with penalties on the defaulters.

He tasked heavy-duty vehicles’ owners to maintain same regularly to avoid a breakdown on the roads while pledging, in the long run, to liaise with the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority to allocate tanker park space to keep trucks from indiscriminate parking on major roads.

On their part, the tanker drivers who pledged to abide by the new government order, however, complained of a certain task force harassing and extorting monies from them on allegedly on behalf of the State Ministry of Commerce.

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Chairman, South-South chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Heady Duty trucks Unit, Mohammed Uwarigiwa told the commissioner, “These strange task force usually harass our men in the dead of the nights in major entry, exit pouts in the state.

“They ambush our members on the road, demanding various permits, documents for which they make huge cash demands, up to N10,000 to N20,000. Those who refuse are sometimes brutally assaulted and their vehicles damaged.

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By Egufe Yafugborhi, Port-Harcourt Rivers State Governments has said it would start impounding fuel tankers found broken down or indiscriminately parked in Port Harcourt and environs. The state Commissioner for Transport, Sam Soni Ejekwu, who declared the new order in Port Harcourt Wednesday during an interactive session with the leadership of the tanker drivers, gave
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3 responses to “Rivers gov’t to impound broken down, indiscriminately parked trucks”

  1. Avatar Ashimi Abass says:

    Lagos is doing it,it will b good if they too can .it helps to free d road network

  2. Avatar filani john says:

    They ambush our members on the road, demanding various permits, documents for which they make huge cash demands, up to N10,000 to N20,000. Those who refuse are sometimes brutally assaulted and their vehicles damaged.

  3. Avatar Endurance Wonah says:

    This article is so well composed and arranged. Kudos to the person working on if and more grace. It’s so Concorde and we’ll arranged.

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