Boboye Oyeyemi, the Nigerian Corps Marshal, gave the assurance in Abuja during a meeting of National Committee on Implementation of ECOWAS Axle Load Control and Harmonization Program.


Oyeyemi, who is also the new Chairman of the committee, said overloading of vehicles within the sub-regional roads had negative consequences on campaigns for road safety in ECOWAS member states.

The corps marshal assured the committee of his unwavering support to the successful implementation of the policy.

Oyeyemi said the committee would ensure that companies that generate up to 200,000 tones of cargo annually would be contacted to ensure maximum permissible load was conveyed by their trucks.

He said the policy ought to have commenced since January this year, but it was a welcome development for the nation to start soon.

Oyeyemi said there were 21 weigh bridge locations in the country out of which only five were functional, while four additional weigh bridges had been completed on various road corridors. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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