Accidents: Abia Gov Restricts Movement Of Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The measure followed an accident involving a truck on Wednesday.

A file photo of the Governor of Abia State Alex Otti


The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has restricted the movement of heavy-duty vehicles from 7am to 8pm in Aba and Umuahia.

The governor also said thorough investigation would be carried out to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of a fatal motor accident that occurred at the Waterside Bridge, Ogbor Hill Aba.

Otti, represented by his Chief of Staff, Caleb Ajagba, said measures would be put in place to forestall future occurrence including restricting the movement of heavy-duty trucks to ply only at night.

“The measures is to stop heavy-duty vehicles from plying in the day time but night,” he said.

The governor, who visited several hospitals in Aba, where victims of the accident were receiving treatment, thanked God that those affected were doing well and expressed the hope that they would be discharged soon.

“What happened is quite unfortunate and necessary investigations will be carried out,” he said.