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Niger govt bans all heavy duty vehicles from Minna city center

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Niger State Government said henceforth all articulated heavy duty vehicles are diverted from the Minna City Center, the state capital, starting from today.

The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Hon. Mamman Musa disclose this in a press statement in Minna.

He explained that the diversion was necessary and immediate, because trailers are killing the city’s infrastructures and also dangerous to lives and property which must be stopped.

“Henceforth, all articulated heavy duty vehicles are diverted away from Minna city center, starting from Tuesday, the 19th of October 2021, as part of effort to safeguard the city Infrastructure, protect lives and property, ” the commissioner stated.

“Road point zero post office to 10km radius of the city center is not allow for trucks,” the commissioner stated.

Musa also stated that the state Governor has directed all articulated heavy duty vehicles coming from Zungeru to Abuja or from Abuja to Zungeru to be diverted either from the city gate in Chanchaga through Kpakungu or Immurat junction in Tudun Fulani through the western bypass.

The statement said, “the Government of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is exploring all means to overlay the Gen. Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar Bosso road with asphalt to enhance its lifespan and will not allow any truck to destroy it”.

It charged relevant traffic authority in the State to key-in on the stoppage of all heavy duty trucks passing to use the diversion, while urging Nigerlites and the general public to cooperate and support the efforts of the state government.

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