Lagos APC cautions tanker drivers

11 June 2015, Lagos – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has cautioned tanker drivers to be mindful of the lives and properties of Lagosians.

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The party said the two tanker accidents are worrisome. It urged tanker drivers must take extra precaution to avoid a recurrence.

A statement by its Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe, said: “We deeply sympathise with the victims of the Iyana Ipaja and Idimu incidents. We feel their pain and see their loss as a loss to Lagos.

“We are alarmed that Lagos witnessed two horrific accidents in a space of a few days and we believe something deliberate must be done by both the government and the tanker drivers to prevent a recurrence.

“We applaud Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his quick and prompt response to the incidents but we feel that the state cannot continue to experience these tragedies.

“We are happy that in both incidences, no life was lost but we regret that several properties were destroyed.

“Lagos APC calls for stricter regulation of heavy duty vehicles plying Lagos streets, in view of the recurring cases of tanker accidents in Lagos.”

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