By Christian Ogbonna
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Bayelsa, has insisted that there is no going back on the Oct. 1 deadline for enforcement of the speed limiting device in the state.
Mr Wobin Gora, FRSC state sector commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Yenagoa, that the deadline is sacrosanct.
He urged the commercial drivers in the state to obey the directive and install the device in their vehicles, adding that the command was committed to enforcement of the directive.
He said that any commercial driver who failed to comply with the directive would be punished.
“The campaign for installation of the speed limiting device has been going on for quite some time.
“Let me emphatically warn commercial drivers in the state that there is no going back on the Oct. 1 deadline.
“My advice to them is to install the device in their vehicles as anybody who failed to do so is doing that at his own risk,’’ he warned.
Gora explained that installing the device would not only reduce crashes resulting from excessive speed, but would go a long way to reduce fuel consumption.
“When speed is reduced, it save cost of fuel consumption; it save cost of repairing vehicle and reduce fatality to the barest minimal,’’ he said.
NAN recalls that the Bayelsa Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) had urged the FRSC to extend the enforcement date of the device citing the current harsh economy in the country.
Noting that transportation business was no longer flourishing as a result of the downturn in the economy, the union stated that extending the deadline would enable its members save money to purchase the device.