By Israel Bulus,Kaduna
Some residents of Kaduna State yesterday decried the hazardous air
pollution of the Pepsi vehicles and reckless driving around Kaduna
Speaking to a group of Journalists at Lagos round about on Tuesday
13rd July,2016 a printer who pleaded anonymity lamented that
‘’Pepsi drivers are generally reckless on
the road especially from Peugeot junction to station and from station to
stadium and Lagos round about. And we all know how hazardous smoke from
these vehicles is to our health, please let KEPA, KASTELEA help us’’
Saidu Bulus a motor cyclist also lamented the reckless manner in which
Pepsi drivers drive within the town calling on Federal Road Safety to
organize training workshop for the drivers and also assist in stepping
up maintenance culture.
Our reporter who went on fact finding mission came across Pepsi and
7up trucks which were in poor condition and heavily emitting smoke.
Reacting to the issue both the Head of Transport and Head Transport
Engineering Mr. Lawrence Agban and Shoola Adewale respectively
that ‘’few vehicles are in bad state and emitting smoke but such
vehicles are in the workshop and undergoing repairs.
Agban further revealed that ‘’sometimes we refer trucks in bad
conditions to our workshops for repairs but because the drivers are
also on target for their sales they sometimes sneak such trucks out
but we have introduce disciplinary measures to curtail such practices.