carry out a mop-up exercise on trucks operating at the Western Ports, to ensure
they comply with the prescribed minimum standards.
Michael Ajayi, who disclosed this in an interview, said the mop-up exercise
would ensure that no truck is left out of the compliance drive for standard
trucks operation at the ports.
in the second phase of mopping up, to ensure that those ones that slipped
through our system by error of omission or commission, are got back to go and
do the right thing.
enforcement committee comprising the Police, the State VIO, members of the
safety department, and the enforcement is chaired by the Area Commander.
standard are turned back. Even if you had met it at one point or the other, and
at subsequent visit to the port you have not met it, you are consequently
the problem before coming back, so the enforcement unit is life and working,”
the compliance level was quite encouraging, even as the enforcement team had
turned back several non-compliant trucks from entering the ports.
compliance with our policy. We are talking about 8,000 trucks that have already
complied and operating in the system, while we have rejected many trucks that
have fallen below the required standard.”
inspection of 33 trucks on the request of the truck operators, but according to
him, only three were certified road-worthy, while others were rejected.
to ensure public safety, and not to drive the truck operators out of business.
policy on minimum standard, so, it plans to gradually ease out non-compliant
trucks over time, while those that require little things done to attain the
minimum standard are encouraged to do so.
regularly, and assured that there were no fears of congestion at the gate as
trucks were only checked for compliance as they come in at different times.
in the ports, the General Manager said the weigh bridges are in the care of the
concessionaires, but that the NPA had also written to them to ensure they were
put in use.