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Removal of trucks on highways: FRSC will sustain presidential directives – Oyeyemi

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The Corps Marshall, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi has said that the FRSC would sustain the Presidential directives on removal of trucks parked indiscriminately on highways across the country.

Oyeyemi told newsmen at Ogere, along Lagos – Ibadan expressway, that he was in the area to observe truck owners’ compliance to the Presidential directives regarding the removal of trucks parked along expressways.

He also stated that the FRSC would continue to ensure that the presidential directive was obeyed, adding that trailers owners in Ogere who complied with the directive had moved their vehicles to the Ogere trailer park without causing obstruction.

Oyeyemi lauded security operatives in Ogun state for assisting in the removal of trucks parked along the highways, especially at the Ogere end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

He stated that the obstruction caused by trucks parked on the expressways had always made it been difficult for motorists to enjoy free traffic on the roads.

“We are going to replicate the presidential directive in other critical parks along the highways.

“Before now, road users struggle and spend up to 30 or 40 minutes to get out of the traffic snarl on the Ogere area due to indiscriminate parking of trailers

“Let me commend the union in Ogere here and various groups for their cooperation and let me also commend the Seriki Hausa and the traditional ruler here for their support.

“We achieved this because of the cooperation, education , enlightenment and advocacy without any form of serious enforcement , so they complied and we have been able to sustain this.

“I must thank Inspector=General of Police for giving us adequate security back up, this has ensure security of our personnel and compliance. So far so good I think the road users would have appreciated this effort .

“It is a collaborative effort; the police is involved, the Civil Defence and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), everybody, collaborated in one way or the other,” Oyeyemi said. 

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