Ogun tanker explosion: Gov Abiodun blames FRSC

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Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says he has issued a ‘no parking’ directive to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the Ota toll gate axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, scene of the Friday tanker explosion that claimed lives and destroyed properties.

Gov Abiodun blamed the men of the FRSC for accidents that usually occurred around the area.

A statement released by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on Sunday evening quoted Abiodun as saying, “Those vehicles that the FRSC usually ask to park by the roadside contribute to the gridlock and pose dangers to unsuspecting motorists.

“Governor Abiodun has therefore issued a ‘no parking’ directive to the corps.”

According to Somorin, Gov Abiodun, who wept while at the scene of the incident on Friday,  had directed the Ogun State Public Works Agency to commence palliative works along the road to ease traffic congestion.

“Already, officers of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps are in the area controlling traffic and to possibly move roadside traders from the right of way.

“We are going to ensure that our firefighters are adequately equipped in order to promptly respond to emergencies within their jurisdiction.

“We are engaging the Federal Ministry of Works and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency in such a manner that whenever we have a peculiar reason to work on roads within their coverage, we would alert them while TRACE officers manage traffic during the repair work,” the statement read in part.

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