Vehicles have been parking on the narrow lane since one week.
The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says it has taken steps to ensure that articulated vehicles parked on one lane of the Bauchi to Jos road are removed by their drivers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the vehicles have been parking on the narrow lane since one week, thereby constituting dangers on the busy highway.
The Public Enlightenment Officer of the Command, Martin Istifanus, however, said on Tuesday in Bauchi that the vehicles were in the area to discharge fertilisers for distribution to farmers in the state.
He urged motorists using the road to exercise caution, adding that he had personally visited the area and advised the drivers on proper measures to take.
“I was at the spot personally and have spoken to the drivers and those responsible for accepting and off loading the consignments.
“They promised that it is a temporary thing and that it is because there is no parking space at the warehouse.
“We are pleading with the motorists and other road users to exercise more patience and drive carefully while passing through the area,” he said.
The officer said that the command would not allow the situation to continue for long.
He said this was because it would add to the problem of narrowing further the space, after the closure of the other lane.
Abdullahi Ibrahim, a commercial vehicle driver, said that the parking of the vehicles, if allowed to continue, could cause serious traffic problem.
“Some of us drivers are reckless and are driving at top speed and now that the lane is even narrower, anything can happen.
“So I call on FRSC to make sure that the heavy duty vehicles are removed from the spot,” he said.
Albert Musa, a taxi driver, also complained that leaving the trailers parked on the only lane was hazardous, especially for motorists plying the road.
“The lane is already narrowed, so any additional obstacle can be a risk,” he said.
Sanusi Mohammed, a civil servant residing at Wuntin Dada area of Jos road, said he had been extra careful in using the road since the vehicles started parking there.
“I am extra careful because of the fear that some careless drivers can come at top speed, and in trying to manoeuvre, hit me,” he said.
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