The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has signed an Executive Order restricting the movement of articulated vehicles across the state.
Briefing newsmen in Minna on Saturday, the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Adamu Mohammed, explained that the order known as ‘Trailers, Tankers and other Heavy motor vehicles Order no.2, 2019’, has since come into effect.
Mohammed said that the new order has repealed the old one and regulates the movement of heavy-duty vehicles and trucks to the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.
He further stated that no trailer, tanker or any other vehicle loaded with inflammable and combustible products is allowed to park within residential areas.
The Permanent Secretary warned that failure to abide by the new order will attract punishment as the order has some penal provisions to be applied to those who flout it.
Mohammed said a Magistrate Court of any grade shall have the power to summarily try the offences.
He, however, pointed out that such vehicles discharging within Minna or en route to Kebbi State and vehicles carrying perishable goods for the purpose of offloading within Minna metropolis were allowed to move between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
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