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Expert lauds ban on truck movement by day

 A Marine Engineer, Capt. Peter Onwordi, on
Thursday said the ban on movement of trucks during the day within the Lagos
metropolis was a welcome development.
Onwordi made the remark in an interview in

He said the action, if sustained, would save
road users from many dangers.
The mariner suggested that other modes of
moving containers from the ports to various locations across the nation should
be adopted.
“Taking trucks out of the roads at day time
will bring sanity to our highways. 
“Rails should move cargo out of ports to
Ikorodu axis; to the Northern part, while smaller vessels should be used to
carry cargo to Igbokoda-Ore axis and the Eastern parts. 
“This will stop the avoidable loss of lives
and damages to highways made for light vehicles,’’ he said.
The marine engineer advised that government
should engage indigenous ship owners and railway managers for better haulage
Meanwhile, the Association of Maritime Truck
Owners (AMATO) said it would not resume its operations at the ports until
issues surrounding the ban on movement of trucks during the day were addressed.
NAN reports that the Lagos State Government at
the weekend directed that articulated trucks should henceforth move only
between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
This policy came on the heels of a recent
accident where a loaded container truck fell off the Ojuelegba bridge killing
three occupants of a car.

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