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That Dangote trucks should not ply roads at nights was advisory not ban—FRSC

…As Corps Marshall mandates firm to fix Speed Limiting Device before Dec. 31

Following viral condemnations and controversies trailing a statement credited to Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem that Dangote trucks should not be plying highways at nights, he has refuted the interpretation saying FRSC has not banned Dangote trucks and any motorist from embarking on night journeys.

This is as the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has directed that all Dangote trucks be fully installed with Speed Limiting Device before Dec. 31, insisting that “Dangote to provide details of any driver who commits traffic infraction to FRSC for subjection to Emotional Stability Test

Oyeyemi also mandated the group that “The Company to provide details of any driver who runs away after a crash to FRSC for flagging on the database so as to track such drivers.

Besides, there had been a report that both the Commission and Dangote Group had agreed that the company’s trucks will not ply roads at night which Dangote group described as a lie.

Corps’ Public Education Officer, Mr Kazeem said “FRSC never announced that it will stop Dangote vehicles from plying roads in the country from 7:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. It was advisory.”

“FRSC did not say Dangote vehicles shall be impounded after 7:00 p.m.

“The commission never said so. We were quoted out of context that we will impound their vehicles.

Kazeem revealed further that “We usually have safety meetings with Dangote group and others,” adding that “One of such meetings was held on Tuesday where far-reaching decisions were made and nothing was said that we were going to impound their vehicles.”

According to him, “The FRSC did not have powers to impound vehicles at night and there was no law that said that the commission could restrict vehicles.

However, he averred that the Commission will continue to only highlight dangers of night journey.