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Niger state government says no going back on roads closure to articulated vehicles



The Niger State Government says it will not go back on the restriction order of heavy duty trucks plying the state-owned roads which took effect on the 15th September, 2020.

This is coming after the State government had assured that it’s position will be reviewed as event concerning the closure unfolds.

The state government maintained that it’s decision to close down all state government roads was done within the confines of the law stressing that adequate consultations and sensitization with relevant stakeholders were made and two weeks notice was also served to general public as well as relevant road transport organizations before the roads were barricaded.

As such, the state government will not relent on it oars to ensure that the State owned roads are not access by articulated vehicles, the heavy trucks are however free to use all the Federal roads that transverse the State.

He enjoined the Federal government to raise up to the occasion and do the needful on if not all some of the Federal Roads in the State.

Chairman of the Infrastructure, Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee who is also the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Ibrahim Balarabe brief Journalists on behalf of the State government, reaffirming it’s position.

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