Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has signed an Executive Order proscribing the motion of industrial quality autos in Niger State from 6 am to 10 pm.
According to the order, any one that drives a tanker or different heavy-duty autos, abandons or fails to take away the mentioned car inside cheap time and thus hinder regular stream of site visitors, shall be deemed to have dedicated an offence and shall be arrested and made to serve a time period of not lower than six months imprisonment and a effective of N500,000.
The Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Barrister Adamu Panti Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in Minna, mentioned that is a part of the federal government’s efforts in direction of rehabilitating the unhealthy roads throughout the state.
He introduced that the Executive Order generally known as Trailers, Tankers and different Heavy motor autos Order No.2, 2019, has since come into impact.
He mentioned the brand new order has repealed the previous one and would limit the motion of industrial quality autos and vehicles to the hours of 10 pm to six am each day, including that no trailer, tanker or every other car loaded with inflammable and flamable merchandise is allowed to park inside residential areas.
He careworn that failure to abide by the brand new order will entice punishment, because the order has some penal provisions to be utilized to those that flout it.
“If the related state companies must tow away the car, the proprietor shall pay and defray all towing bills; and for every day that the car stays unclaimed, he shall pay demurrage of N50, 000; and if unclaimed for 30 days, the mentioned car will probably be forfeited to the federal government.
“Any person who harasses, threatens, insults, intimidates, obstructs, assaults, batters or disobeys any officer of the state or a security personnel in the course of enforcing this order, has committed an offence and shall, upon conviction, be liable to a term of imprisonment of not less than six months and a fine of N500,000,” he added.
He mentioned a Magistrate Court of any grade shall have the ability to summarily strive the offenses.