Anambra State Governor, Willy Obiano, on Friday banned the movement of petroleum products by tankers during the day time in the state.
The governor said such vehicles can only move at night within the state.
The order became imperative following the recent fatal accidents in Onitsha, leading to loss of lives and properties.
Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information, released the statement to newsmen on Friday.
“Following the incessant collapse of trucks carrying petroleum products in Anambra State in recent times, including one which happened in Onitsha earlier today (Thursday), the Anambra State Government has decided to restrict the time which vehicles laden with petroleum products can move in the state.
“With effect from Saturday, November 2, 2019, such vehicles can be allowed to move within Anambra State from only 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
“The restriction is to enable agencies like the Anambra State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police Force, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Civil Defence, the Anambra Traffic Management Agency and indeed all other security, law enforcement and safety agencies to respond effectively and in good time to emergencies created by such accidents,” he stated.