The Nigerian Transportation Commissioners Forum has said that the level of insecurity on the country’s roads, may spell doom for road transport in the country.
Executive Secretary of the body, Mrs. Chinwe Uwaegbute, stated yesterday that activities of criminals on the roads might lead to the collapse of the transport sector and greatly affect the distribution of agricultural produce and logistics.
According to the forum, insecurity on the roads has led to the massive loss of human and material resources. His words: “We are saddened at the recent turn of events on our roads. The Federal Government must come to the aid of road-users by ensuring strong collaboration among security services for road surveillance.”
Citing the recent attack on military officers in different checkpoints in Cross River and Anambra states, the forum expressed sadness at the rate criminal elements were emboldened to attack security apparatus on the road.
The forum called on the Federal Government to empower state governments to take charge of security in their respective states.