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.