Otedola Bridge: Ali Baba Says More Tankers Will Fall, Unless...
Nigerian citizens at home and abroad are angry about the Thursday evening Otedola bridge tanker accident that claimed 54 cars and nine lives in Lagos.
Veteran comedian, Ali Baba is angrier because he believes most accidents like this and indeed Nigeria’s problems are avoidable if simple laws can be enforced and obeyed.
Regardless of status, everyone feels affected by the recent tragedies being recorded across the country, but will the authorities heed the call for things to be done differently?
Here are Ali Baba’s words:
In organized societies, where traffic is a major issue, tankers and heavy duty vehicles move at night or at specified times. In developed climes, MOT agencies... are as serious as the police force. In some other climes, that have deep shores like we do, only one port can not be used for discharge of staples like fuel, and even then, fuel and transportation of inflammable contents are done in controlled methods.
We are a Lawless country. If government tries to organize these same tankers now, they will go on strike, shut down the economy and day to day running, and we will let them continue. Same thing with teachers... try to get them to go get retrained and be bwtter qualified to teach, they will strike and wr are back to status quo. We do not punish people who even chop monies meant for projects. Projects that have been captured in the budget and monies released.
The same people who chop the monies will now be in the ruling party and to prosecute them becomes a No No. And as nothing is done to them another person will do it. Just imagine. Nigerians died today because of avoidable precautions and failure to create policies and laws that have consequences that could have detered that tanker from being on that road. But no. Law makers dont care. The Executives no send and the JUDICIARY is not jailing them. Bet me, more tankers will fall. Nothing will be done. Nothing.
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