Lagos government partners MASTERMINDER Oil & Gas Limited to tackle truck accidents on Lagos roads

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The Lagos State Government has partnered with MASTERMINDER Oil & Gas Limited, an accredited Lagos State Safety Commission’s Safety Consultant, targeted at finding lasting solution to frequent truck accidents in Lagos and its environs.

In a statement obtained by Majorwaves Energy Reports, Managing Director, MASTERMINDER Oil & Gas Limited, Mr. Ademola Ademoroti, stated: “Due to lack of alternatives, many operators in the downstream sector are compelled to move their petroleum products from one part of the country to another through the use of tankers.

“Also, due to some factors, including bad roads, irregular maintenance and human factor, some of these tankers are involved in accidents, thus resulting to loss of lives and property worth millions or billions of Naira. Consequently, investors, households and the entire nation’s economy are affected, especially in the past few years, which call for serious concern.”

According to him, the development has become a thing of serious concern to major stakeholders and, to check the spate of the incidence, the Ministry of Transportation, Lagos State Safety Commission, LSSC; Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO; Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD-NUPENG, with MASTERMINDER Oil & Gas Limited, an accredited Safety Consultant with the LSSC, have agreed to hold a major training in Lagos on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with all stakeholders, including tanker drivers and owners as target audience.

Previously, in its Second Quarter 2020 Report, obtained by Energy Vanguard, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, had reported that: “The Q2 2020 road transport data reflected that 2,080 road crashes occurred in Q2 2020. Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q2 2020, and it accounted for 47 per cent of total road crashes reported, wrongful overtaking followed closely, as it accounted for 10 per cent of the total road crashes recorded, while dangerous overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported.

“Similarly, out of a total 855 Nigerians, who got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q2 2020, 788 were adults, and children 67, representing 92 per cent and eight per cent, respectively, of which 694 were male, representing 81 per cent, and 161 female, representing 19 per cent.”

However, LSSC was inaugurated on May 5, 2009, as an office of Public Safety, under the Ministry of Special Duties, to set safety standards for all sectors involved in the socio-economic activities in the state.

In a message obtained from its website, the commission stated: “The issue of safety is a critical tool for the development and protection of valued lives, as well as property. Quantum of precious lives is wasted on a daily basis, simply because people do not bother about taking simple precautions and passing the same to family and friends. Ordinary acts such as placing warning signs at construction sites, removing banana peels where it can slide, making sure electrical appliances are well secured from children could save lives. The commission is responsible for issuance or withdrawal of overall safety compliance certificate at all levels.”

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