Nigeria Is Considering Banning Importation Of 10-Year Old Haulage Trucks

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Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) spokesman, Bisi Kazeem on Monday said that Nigeria will be banning the importation of articulated trucks older than 10 years, in a bid to curb truck accidents.

According to Kazeem, the decision was reached by the Major Oil Marketers of Nigeria and the National Association of Road Transport Owners at the renewal workshop held on September 24, which has now been scheduled for implementation.

Disclosing this during a follow-up meeting held at the Federal Road Safety Corps national headquarters in Abuja, he also noted that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi represented the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The statement read, “Members further called for a timeline to be set for the enforcement of the maximum load capacity of 45,000 litres of petroleum products by trucks operating from the tank farms across the country.

“The meeting resolved that enforcement of all safety standards including anti-skid, anti-rollover and anti-spill (safety valves) be prioritized within a given time frame as outlined in the similar communiqué reached in 2018.

“The government should consider issuing directives on enforcement of the 10-year policy on importation of trucks so that any articulated vehicle that is beyond 10 years of age should not be allowed into the country.”

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