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We won’t open Minna-Bida road – Niger govt to trailer, tanker drivers

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The Niger State Authorities says the continued blockade of Bida-Lambata, Lambata-Izom expressways by drivers of tankers, vehicles and different articulated automobiles wouldn’t compel it into opening the Minna-Bida highway to them.

It condemned and frowned on the angle of the drivers for blocking the expressways, inflicting heavy gridlock and dangers to harmless commuters and the folks of the communities.

An announcement issued by Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, and made out there to newsmen in Minna, stated the highway is state-owned and beneath reconstruction.

He appealed to house owners of the automobiles to speak to their drivers to take away their vehicles and tankers from the roads.

“The state authorities can not assure their security as a result of communities affected because of the blockade are overstretched and agitated,” he acknowledged.

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The SSG warned, ” ….the State Authorities wouldn’t take legal responsibility for broken automobiles or items because of any unlucky incidence that will come up.

“Within the occasion of any tanker carrying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) exploding and spilling the merchandise inside the communities, the tanker house owners could be held accountable and affected communities will declare damages.”

In accordance with Matane, “the State Authorities had for greater than three days engaged and dialogued with the articulated automobile drivers and management of their unions to clear the roads and permit motorists to hold out their reliable actions however such efforts haven’t yielded any constructive outcomes”.

The State Authorities then regretted any inconveniences and untold hardship the blockade of the roads may need prompted to harmless residents and known as for understanding and assist of most people in these attempting moments.

We won’t transfer our automobiles till you act – Trailer, tanker drivers dare Niger govt

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