The Member representing Alimosho Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. ‘Femi Adebanjo has advised the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) against clearing trailers above 10 years at the nation’s borders.
Adebanjo made the call in an interview published by The Nation over the weekend while highlighting his activities in the House.
He said allowing obsolete trucks to come into the country would continue to constitute a danger to Nigerians.
“Recently, I moved a motion on machines that destroy human beings. Most trailers that are brought into the country are obsolete.
“When a container falls, the flat belt is not there. Our roads are very bad and trailers fall when roads are not good.
“Government should not allow any truck beyond ten years into the country. A woman lost her life at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos recently because the flat belt was not properly locked. So, customs shouldn’t clear all trucks above ten years to come to Nigeria.
“I appreciate Dangote. I lived in USA for 17 years and there’s no problem of such there,” the lawmaker said.
Meanwhile, Adebanjo has expressed support for Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network launched on January 9 in Ibadan, Oyo State.
However, he called on the government to ensure that those to be engaged in the security outfit are properly trained.
The lawmaker said, “I support Amotekun; it’s just that I see no difference between OPC (Oodua Peoples Congress) and Amotekun.
“Unless they employ good hands and take them to training, they will be 75 percent illiterate.
“I support it but I don’t see the way they are going about it if they have to be trained by security agents, without training, they will mess up.
“Yorubas need protection, agreed but they have to be trained. When you acquire men, you must train them just the way you train the Police, Army, Airforce, Navy, etc.
“You must train Amotekun personnel that way. The most difficult thing about security is corruption.”