The Honorary Adviser to the President/ CEO of the Dangote Group, Mr Joseph Makoju has pledged to replace three of the Federal Road Safety Corps’ (FRSC) vehicles which were involved in road crashes with Dangote trucks.
He equally promised, to adopt the standard practice of using three number plates on their trucks instead of two, currently in practice.
Makoju stated this on Wednesday in Abuja, when he visited the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi.
The leader of the Dangote Group in his remarks said that the company has the largest haulage and fleet in Nigeria and Africa, adding that its operations are of big interest to the corps, hence the need to strengthen ties between both parties.
He noted the occurrence of some road accidents involving the company’s trucks, for which he said the corps had been very helpful.
“This is in the area of identifying the root causes and eliminating them with the ultimate aim of reducing such incidents to the barest minimum.
“I came to share the good news with the corps that cases of road accidents involving the industries’ trucks had been reduced to its barest minimum,” Makoju said.
Makoju equally promised to establish truck parks along critical corridors to serve as a kind of rest point for the drivers.
Oyeyemi who expressed his delight over the visit, promised to establish a modern truck driving school for the company to train its drivers.
He also promised to strengthen its relationship with the Dangote group for efficient and effective safe driving.
This, he said, has become necessary, in view of the number of trucks and fleets owned by the company
He said: “The Company has about 7,000 trucks and fleets across the country for its operations
“So, it has become necessary for the drivers to receive sound and modern driving training to reduce the number of unfortunate accidents on our roads,” he said.
The corps marshal promised to continue to support the Dangote Group because of its contributions to the nation’s economy, especially in area of employment.
He equally promised to establish a Driver’s License Centre in Obajana, Kogi, in conjunction with the State Government.
Myke Uzendu, Abuja