TANKER DRIVERS GIVE FG ONE WEEK ULTIMATUM TO FIX SAPELE-BENIN ROAD

TANKER DRIVERS GIVE FG ONE WEEK ULTIMATUM TO FIX SAPELE-BENIN ROAD

Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), an arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria (NUPENG), has given the Federal Government a one week ultimatum to repair the Benin-Sapele expressway and the Eku-Agbor road.

They decried the terrible state of the road and threatened to withdraw their articulated vehicles from the road if nothing is done to fix them.

While addressing journalists in Warri over the poor state of the roads, the first Deputy National Chairman of PTD, Lucky Osesua, urged Nigerians to join in the call on the Federal Government to fix bad federal roads.

He lamented that petroleum tankers were having a very bitter experience particularly at the Ologbo portion of the Sapele-Benin expressway with many of them stranded at the spot for as long as five days due to the deplorable state of the road.

He expressed worry over the danger of petroleum tankers plying through the bad roads, saying it could cause loss of lives.

“We have met with the government on the need to fix the bad roads but nothing concrete came out. This is why we had to come out with this ultimatum. If by the end of the week we don’t see workers fixing the road, we will ask our tankers to stop lifting petroleum products”, he said.

 

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