Ojuelegba accident: MURIC commiserates with victims’ families
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has mourned the death of the passengers when a 20ft-container fell and crushed a commercial bus in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State.
The group’s Chairman, Dr Jamiu Busari, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
He appealed to the Lagos State Government to formulate a sustainable policy to regulate tanker movement on roads.
“We are sad that innocent lives are taken by heavy duty lorries and fuel-laden tankers unabatedly on Lagos roads.
“The Ojuelegba incident which happened two days ago, was not the first as Lagosians witness myriads of tanker explosions and the falling of containers on road users.
“To this end, we urge the state government to formulate a sustainable policy that will regulate the operation and movement of tankers and heavy duty lorries on our major roads,” he said.
He advised that the polices could be done in conjunction with all relevant authorities such as the Federal Road Safety Commission and the Nigeria Police.
“Also, the Lagos State Ministries of Transportation and Justice as well as the tanker owners and drivers’ associations should be involved.
“There must be a framework on how, where and when these trucks are parked and moved around in Lagos to avert incessant loss of lives and properties of Lagosians.
“It is believed that a stitch in time saves nine. Therefore, Lagos State Government must not wait until such tragedy is recorded again before taking a proactive step,” he said.