The Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu says that the agency has recorded over 100 cases of fuel tanker accidents since January this year.
The LASEMA boss said this while speaking against the backdrop of fuel tanker accidents in the state on Sunday.
Oke-Osanyintolu blamed the bulk of the road accidents on “human errors”.
He insisted that bad roads were not the major cause seeing as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led Lagos state administration was already rehabilitating many of the roads.
He pointed out that 90 percent of the investigation conducted by the agency revealed that brake failure was the leading cause of fuel tanker accidents.
Oke-Osanyintolu lamented a situation where drivers of these vehicles consume alcoholic beverages and hard drugs before embarking on journeys.
While calling on drivers to shun these practices, he urged agency officials to beef up their efforts in order to curb these accidents.
Oke-Osanyintolu praised the efforts of the agency while citing an instance where they trans-loaded 33,000 and 45, 000 litres of fuel.
He explained that if the fuel had not been trans-loaded, it could have easily resulted in an explosion and loss of lives.