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Obstruction On Ibadan Expressway: FRSC Corps Marshal Applauds Fashola For Swift Intervention

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Orders Fleet Operators To Put Their Vehicles In Good Working Condition

By Cyber Era Staff

Following the swift handling and clearing of the obstruction caused by a fallen white tanker loaded with LPG (EPE 104 XX number plate) and a Kia Saloon car with registration number KRD 386 GG, at Mountain Top University on the outward Lagos lane of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has charged fleet operators to ensure that their vehicles are always road worthy before embarking on trips.

In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal also commended the intervention of the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for aiding the speedy removal of the tanker.

ACM Kazeem explains that the gas tanker fell around the Ibafo area of the Expressway and caused undue gridlock which saw commuters stranded during the cross over night. While the Corps worked out modalities for immediate removal of the obstruction, he said, the Minister’s intervention was critical to the evacuation of the tanker.

The Corps Marshal stated while commending Fashola that it took his authorisation to contact FP&FP Limited, a private crane operator company with the required tonnage capacity to lift the tanker before the success was finally achieved at exactly 0800Hours.

The Corps Education Officer added that due to the magnanimity of the Minister and the urgent need to clear the road and ease vehicular movement, he gave the Corps Marshal the greenlight to Incure Expenditure (AIE) which led to the mobilisation of the crane company for prompt removal of the tanker.

While charging the operators of fleets to ensure that they put their vehicles in good working condition before setting them out on trips, Oyeyemi called on public office holders to emulate the Minister’s proactive approach to issues of national importance, especially those sensitive to the safety of lives and property, because road safety was everybody’s business.

The crash occurred at about 1300Hours on Thursday December 31, 2020 and involved 5 persons on board the 2 vehicles, 3 male and 2 female adults who came out of the crash unhurt.

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