The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola speaks to journalists in Lagos on August 27, 2021.The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday acknowledged truck overload is the principle reason in the lend a hand of boulevard failure and accidents in the country.
He acknowledged this for the length of his tour of Federal Authorities resources in Lagos Pronounce, noting that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is making efforts to be obvious that that overloaded vans now no longer ply the nation’s highways.
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In step with the Minister, a size scale instrument installed on a computer shall be save in space across the nation to be obvious that that vans and haulage vans compose no longer sigh extra goods.
“If you exceed the specified ACSU load, the specified tonnage per ACSU load, then we hang a danger in phrases of law and expose,” he acknowledged.
“These are the penalties: you’ll pay fines starting from N1 million to N10 million. So the explanation we hang executed that is that we are searching for to accomplish it more cost effective to conform and in actuality expensive to damage the law. That manner, we hope that folk will seize to conform somewhat than paying outrageous penalties.”