Friday 28th April, 2017
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FRSC, drivers partner to stop diversion of haulage goods

FRSC, drivers partner to stop diversion of haulage goods

ODOGWU EMEKA ODOGWU reports that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria have sealed a deal to work closely against the diversion of goods being perpetrated by some drivers.
They said that several reports they had re­ceived indicated that some drivers connive with hoodlums to divert goods belonging to businessmen for financial gains.
They reached this agree­ment at the recently during the one-day sensitization programme on security, tracking and driving behav­iour of operators of heavy duty and haulage transport organized by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command for Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria in Awka.
Chairman of the Heavy Duty and Haulage Trans­port Association of Nigeria in Anambra, Chief Jerry Okey Nwosu, said that the group would not fail to ensure that the menace is stopped. He disclosed that they already have the man­date of the federal govern­ment to bring sanity to the system.
“We are happy that the federal government having seen all these problems has empowered our association through all its law enforce­ment agencies to ensure that these set of transporters are not only regulated but their movement registered and tracked” he said.
Also speaking, the State Treasurer/Financier of the association, Chief (Mrs) Su­zzy Michael, said that sev­eral goods worth Millions of naira have been lost to criminals who connive with dubious drivers.
“Most of the time, I see how business moguls lose their goods worth several millions to some dubious drivers who work hand in hand with hoodlums. That has to stop” she said.
Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra, Sunday Ajai, said that they won’t take it lightly with another driver caught in the das­tardly act or violating in other rule of the command.
Ajai who buttressed the ef­forts of the command to en­sure that the roads are safe disclosed that they won’t leave ay stone unturned to ensure that sanity is restored to the nation’s highways un­der his watch.
Also, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, represented by the State Traffic Officer, Mrs Clara Nzekwu, howev­er disclosed that the police are making spirited effort to curb the menace in the state. He advised vehicle owners to ensure they have biodata of their drivers to assist easier tracking of err­ing drivers.
The Senior Special As­sistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Youth Mobili­zation, Tony Uche Ezek­welu attended the function among other dignitaries.

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