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Drivers claim ignorance of Speed Limit Device



Lagos, April 26, 2015 (NAN) Some commercial bus operators in Lagos on Sunday claimed ignorance of the newly-introduced Speed Limit Device by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

The drivers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said they were hearing about the device for the first time.

NAN reports that the FRSC had since 2014 announced that from June 1, 2015 the enforcement of the device would commence.

Mr Kamilu Salaudeen, who plied Idumota-Oshodi route, said he had never heard of any such device like the speed limit or its enforcement by the FRSC.

“I am hearing of the speed limit device from you for the first time; how can FRSC start enforcement in June when the people involved are not aware of the device,” Salaudeen asked.

Another commercial bus driver, Mr Collins Chuka, who plies Ojuelegba-Lawanson route, said that the device may not be for intra-state commercial bus operators, as nobody had called their attention to it.

“I am not sure this device you have just brought to my notice is for us drivers who ply our vehicle within the state, maybe it is only for inter-state buses alone,” Chuka said.

An inter-state commercial driver, who simply identified himself as Biodun and plies Ijora to Ibadan, also claimed ignorance of the device.

Mr Hyginus Omeje, FRSC Lagos Sector Commander, told NAN that the transport unions had been adequately informed about the speed limit device, its importance and the enforcement.

“On this Thursday hopefully, there will be a mega rally here in Lagos with the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, on the enforcement campaign,” Omeje said.

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