Aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, Youth Ambassador, Ossai Ovie Success, has urged federal government to ban tankers from parking on the road side.
Ossai made this known while expressing sadness over the fire incident in Lagos where many people are feared dead, with several vehicles burnt and others injured.
According to Ossai, a lot of tankers parking on the road side have caused serious damages and have led to lost of lives.
“The truth is that we are tired of hearing tankers explosion and lost of lives in this country.
“There is need for the federal government to ban tankers from parking on the road side.
“Over time, we have lost of lives, properties due to the nonchalant attitude of tankers drivers.
We can’t bear it anymore, enough is enough, the time for the federal government to ban tankers from parking on the road side is now” he said, while condoling with the families of all those who lost their lives at the tanker explosion in Lagos.
The explosion that occurred at Otedola bridge on Thursday consumed 53 cars while nine bodies were recovered from the scene of the inferno.
According to Lagos state emergency management agency, LASEMA, the tanker fell around 5.30pm and exploded, engulfing the vehicles behind it.
Emeraldng.com reports that in Asaba, the Delta state capital, tankers are seen parked along the Asaba/Benin Expressway, in front of the ultra-modern mechanic village being built by the Delta state government.