Nigeria concerned at overloading on ECOWAS roads

bad roadsBy AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has decried the bad state of the roads in West African, owing to overloading.

He pointed out the menace was hampering effective road safety campaigns.

He appealed for a multi-stakeholder approach to reverse the trend.

“It is our collective responsibility to rise up to these challenges in order to protect not only the life span of the vehicles plying the roads,” said Oyeyemi.

He said this would maintain the durability of the roads, which are threatened by such negative
practices.

Oyeyemi is also Chairman of the National Committee on the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) policy on axle load control.

He assured that Nigeria was committed to the implementation of the policy locally and in the region.

Oyeyemi stated this during the stakeholders’ meeting on the implementation of the axle load control at the FRSC Headquarters Abuja.

Nigeria as a signatory to the protocol on axle load control as enacted by ECOWAS.

The protocol was adopted to address issues of overloading locally and the region.

CAJ News

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