The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) have gotten support from the stakeholders in the transport sector.
Speaking at a Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the FRSC, tagged “Implementation of Speed Limiting Device in Nigeria,” in Lagos, Alhaji Najeem Yasin, the National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), said the device would ensure the safety of Nigerians.
Represented by Mr Suleiman Dansaki, the NURTW’s National Coordinator (Heavy Trucks), Yasin described these devices as “laudable and life saving’’.
“We know very well the danger of speeding. It is very important to save the lives of our drivers and passengers. I hope it will not end with commercial operators at motor parks, but be extended to private vehicles as well,” he said.
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Mr Olalekan Amusan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), also showed his support saying:
“Our Organisation is in support of this and we will do everything possible to ensure its success. No amount is too much to sacrifice to save our lives and our passengers.”
Mr Aloga Ogbojo, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO),described this device as “a blessing”.
“As an association, we support it, we key into it and we will see to its success,” he added.
The Head of Land Transport Services, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr Chuka Akukwe, said:
“We have seen a tremendous reduction in road traffic accidents, and the security exposure of our drivers with the speed monitoring system.
It has also reduced cost of maintenance, it has increased productivity. It helps us to have accurate time record and tracking of our vehicles. It has improved on our drivers behavior in Shell. It helps.
We are in full alignment with the FRSC on this. We, as an organisation are in support of what the FRSC is doing, it has worked for us and we believe it can work for other organizations as well.”
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The FRSC is set to enforce the installation of the SLDs soon.
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