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Katsina Agency Warns Against Overloading, Reckless Driving

Maj.-Gen Garba Yahaya-Rimi, the Director-General of the Katsina State Safety and Roads Traffic Authority (KASSROTA) has warned commercial road users against overloading and reckless driving.

Yahaya-Rimi gave the warning in a statement by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Malam Marwana Abubakar on Friday.

According to him, the DG gave the warning during a meeting with various unions of commercial road users across the state and also block makers in an effort to sanitise them.

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Yahaya-Rimi while addressing the gathering solicited the support and cooperation of their leadership and members of the unions towards achieving the desired success.

The KASSROTA boss also called on them to caution their members against overloading and any form of reckless driving to avoid unnecessary accidents.

He noted that the agency would no longer tolerate all forms of reckless driving by some erring drivers, therefore anyone found wanting would face the law.

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KASSROTA DG also cautioned the block makers to always abide by the rules and regulations and avoid doing their business on roads to avoid accidents, advising the tricycle riders to also avoid overloading or underage driving among other offences.

Some of the unions in attendance are the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Tippers drivers, Motorcycle Union Associations, Tricycle Union Associations among others.


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