Niger Govt to enact A law prohibiting petroleum tankers from parking within communities ….Bans heavy duty trucks with more than 35, 000 tons

Niger state government is set to enact law banning petroleum tankers from parking in towns and villages as a necessary step to forestall spate of petroleum Tankers explosion in some major towns across the State The state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello gave the indication when he visited the scene of the recent petroleum Tanker explosion at Diko Junction in Suleja Local Government Area of the state. The Governor, who was at the scene of the incident to commiserate with the victims of the inferno said the law will also prohibit…

Gov Sani- Bello Commiserates with victims of Diko Junction Explosion …Directs NSEMA to Take Full Assessment of Accident …Says Government Would Enforce Necessary Laws on Tanker Drivers.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Saturday commiserated with victims of the Tanker Explosion that occurred at Diko junction in Niger State, along Abuja-Kaduna Highway and left three persons dead, eight injured, nineteen cars destroyed and over 35 shops razed down. The Governor described as unfortunate the incident, saying it was heartbreaking to see lives of innocent people lost as a result of the recklessness of an individual. He decried the activities of Tanker and Trailer drivers who park illegally by the roadside, and warned that the state government would no…