Niger State government has announced a new vehicular movement schedule for heavy and articulated vehicles within Minna in a bid to carry out rehabilitation and sanitise highways in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The state commissioner of Information and Strategy said in a statement in Minna yesterday that it was parts of their resolution of an enlarged Security Council meeting held in Minna.
According to him, “Government resolved to control movement of trucks and trailers along Minna-Kateregi-Bida road and Eastern bye pass Minna township road.”
He stated that under the new vehicular movement arrangement, articulated trucks, tankers and trailers are only permitted to ply the roads between 10pm to 6am with effect from yesterday.
He said that the regulated vehicular movement would be in place for two weeks after which there will be total movement restriction of heavy duty trucks to enable government carry out comprehensive rehabilitation of the roads.
“After an emergency enlarged security council meeting, it was resolved that from Tuesday (yesterday), all trucks, tankers and heavy duty vehicles will be prevented from plying that road to enable full rehabilitation work on the road Bida-Kategeri-Minna and from the City Gate on the Eastern bye pass to Chanchaga bridge along Minna-Suleja road.
Thye commissioner quoted the secretary to the State Government (SSG) Hon. Ibrahim Isah Ladan to have said after the meeting presided over by the governor that “movement of this category of vehicles on these roads will be between 10pm and 6am for the next two weeks, while thereafter they will be restricted for a period of time to enable government carry out comprehensive and lasting rehabilitation of the failed sections of the roads.
“In the same vein, drivers of articulated vehicles and especially tankers with petroleum products are directed not to park their vehicles near or within dwelling communities and should avoid illegal and indiscriminate parking on highways.”
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