May 24, 2024

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Plateau Assembly APC Candidate, Hon. Sunday Advocates Ban On Heavy Tracks In Jos Metropolis

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By Daniel Agada, Jos

Following the incessant loss of innocent lives caused by petrol tanker and heavy duty vehicles at the popular Polo Roundabout in Jos, the All Progressive Congress,APC,House of Assembly Candidate for Jos North-West constituency of Plateau State, Hon.Mark Sunday has called on Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong to ban the movement of petrol tankers and other heavy duty vehicles within Jos metropolis.

Recall recently a tanker carrying petroleum products got accident and as a result of that explosion claimed two lives while Veterinary Teaching Hospital University of Jos and other shopping complex situated around Polo roundtable were burnt down.

Sunday who spoke to Journalists on Sunday at the scene of the fatal accident, described the reoccurrence of tanker failures at the scene as sad and pathetic.

He said Plateau State Government need to take a swift action and create a bye-pass for heavy duty vehicles to save lives and properties within the city centre.

“One thing I believe will stop this menace is to create a bye-pass for heavy vehicles coming into town and for those that it is mandatory for them to come, a particular time should be given to them as to when to come in and go out. ”

He explained that in 2021 and 2022, the Polo roundtable has witnessed over 10 tanker accidents that claimed several lives and properties, hence the need for government to ban movement of trucks within the metropolis.

The APC Candidate applauded Governor Simon Lalong timely visit to the scene of the accident to ascertain the spot assessment and expressed hope that the governor will take a drastic action soon.

“The Governor was here and saw it himself, it is no longer going to be a story. We are calling on the government to help the people because this has to do with life”.

He noted that there are states in the Federation where trucks are not allowed into the city centre and called on Plateau State Government to emulate similar position.

Sunday expressed dismay that the incident claimed the lives of the driver and the conductor at the spot while several properties were destroyed.

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