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Abiodun bans tankers, trailers from flyovers in Ogun

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The Ogun State Government has banned tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying overhead bridges in the State, just as those who flout the order would be made to pay stiff penalty.

Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave the directive after inspecting an accident scene caused by a petrol tanker in Kuto, Abeokuta, said henceforth, tanker drivers would not be allowed to use the bridges.

“Tanker drivers will no longer be allowed to use the bridges. Trailers, flatbeds and other articulated vehicles of either 33 or 66 tons, are henceforth banned from using the bridges,” he said.

Abiodun, who cited similar accident at Ota in 2019, also stated that the state would enforce road-worthiness to ensure that articulated vehicles plying the state’s roads were worthy to avoid such future occurrences.

“We are going to enforce strict road-worthiness on tankers and other articulated vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically good to use our roads,” he added.” On the cause of the accident, he explained that as at 8:00a.m., it was reported that a tanker coming from Sagamu to Abeokuta with 33,000 litres of petrol, suffered break failure as it was descending the Kuto flyover.

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