Umar said the agency had sent trained officials to all loading depots in the area, to ensure that tankers coming into the depots were properly checked to ensure road worthiness.
“But unfortunately, some of the depot authorities refused to cooperate with the FRSC officials for one reason or the other, which is best known to them.
“So, in a case where depot authority refuses to cooperate with the corps personnel to inspect such vehicles, that is why problems like tanker explosions happen on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“The corps will continue to seek collaboration with all necessary authorities at the depots, to ensure that they cooperate with us for proper inspection of their vehicles,” he said.
Umar expressed the agency’s commitment to ensuring sanity and safety of lives and property on the road.
He also, advised them to ensure that their vehicles were mechanically sound before putting them on the road to avoid mishaps. (NAN)