Sokoto - The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has identified impunity as one of the major habits responsible for the chaos on the highways, stating that as human beings, drivers must show consideration to other road users.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has identified impunity as one of the major habits responsible for the chaos on the highways, stating that as human beings, drivers must show consideration to other road users.
The Sultan stated this while receiving the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, and the National Chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) division of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural GAS Workers (NUPENG), Salimon Oladiti, who were on a courtesy visit to his Palace in Sokoto.
Abubakar described rampart cases of petroleum tanker crashes in the country, especially in the last few weeks as “worrisome,” admonishing drivers to always obey traffic rules and regulations, instead of operating with impunity. He further stated that for stability to rein in any society, the people must be prepared to obey law, adding that no one should operate as if above the law of the land.
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“No one should be above the law,” he stated.
“People must learn to respect law, and violators must be punished accordingly. That is the only way to ensure stability on the road and security in the society generally,” he further stated.
Saad described the collaboration between the FRSC and PTD as well as other transport unions as a positive development, stressing that such partnership could enhance effective traffic management and orderliness on the road. He, however, frowned at the practice of blocking the road by some tanker drivers who engage in the act at the slightest provocation, noting that every grievance could be settled amicably, if there is trust and understanding between the law enforcement agents and the drivers.
- News 24