Kogi state government has warned motorists, especially truck drivers, against reckless driving in the state, saying it will stop at nothing to protect the lives of the citizens from “needless deaths resulting from reckless road use”.
Commissioner for Information and
Communications, Hon. Kingsley Fanwo issued the warning while inspecting the scene of a fatal accident involving a fuel tanker that claimed many lives in Lokoja on Wednesday.
He said the situation is unfortunate as the victims were burnt beyond recognition.
“This is sad and unacceptable”, he said, insisting that all road users must begin to act responsibly.
“This is one accident too many and in each occasion, we lost many of our citizens. The Governor is clearly and understandably sad about this and has directed we intensify campaign against reckless driving, especially along the ever busy NATACO-Felele express way.
“The Ministry of Transportation is coming up with a collaboration program with the Ministry of Information and Communications to enlighten and educate road users about their responsibility.
“Some of those who died today at the accident scene are young people who were destroyed at their prime. We cannot continue like this”.
Fanwo said truck drivers must desist from drugs, urging the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to clamp down on truck drivers who drive under the influence of drugs.