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ACSA partners LASTMA on road safety

By MAIMUNA MOHAMMED

THE African Center for Supply of Chain (ACSC) has concluded plans to partner with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to sensitize Lagosians with the  culture of safety while on the wheels.

The Center’s Director General  Mr Obiora Madu,who  disclosed this  at stakeholders meeting  in Lagos  assuring that ACSC will work hard to encourage companies  that run trucks and other commercial buses to build more training institute to ensure drivers grow through a deliberate policy of professionalism.

He said car owners should have their drivers trained before handing over keys to them because drivers are the highest killer in Nigeria as a result of poor  training skills.

He stated that  the drivers training center is one of the ingredients for supply chain. noting that ‘’The training fee at present is N1,000, while duration period  is one day and the maximum requirement is driver’s license’’.

According to him,drivers should drive in accordance with the road traffic laws adding that anybody caught driving and breaking traffic law should dealt with to serve as a deterant to others .

He noted that  the maintenance  of vehicles  was one of the vital key to improving transportation cost reiterating the fact that   many people  bring in vehicles into Nigeria without understanding the skills in maintaining them.

He explained that  before importers  bring in vehicles they must  understand the environment in which  such vehicles  are coming, saying that will based on this, they know how to put such vehicles to use.

Madu  also explained  that the four keys to reducing  transportation cost are  to have a clear transportation strategy , clear process in place for drivers selection in other to recruit and place drivers in an effective key success,right investment  & infrastructure and finally relationship management.


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