Road development: tanker drivers to boycott bad roads

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Petroleum Tanker Drivers PTD has threatened to boycott bad roads should the Federal Government fail to repairs important roads in the country before the rains begin.

The PTD National Chairman, Comrade Salimon Oladiti made the threat in Abuja in a statement signed by Mr. Abdulkadir Garba, Head Media Relations of the union. Adding that, the warning may affect the smooth supply and distribution of petroleum products to some parts of the country.

According to him ”Despite the visit by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the road leading to the Tatabu Bridge is still in a deplorable state stretching from Jebba to Mokwa, where trucks spend days on the road. He said ”We therefore call on the Federal Government to expedite action on repairing the road, because with the onset of the rain soon, the situation will totally be out of control.

He stated ”Some of the bad roads identified must be repaired as Tanker Drivers cannot do anything to assuage the suffering of Nigerians under the circumstance. ”However, unless something is done to stem the tide of tankers breaking down or upturned, the situation will be difficult and the union will be left with no choice than to boycott some of the bad roads.”

He maintained that Petroleum Tanker Drivers is in support of usage of other depots outside Lagos as a way of decongesting the gridlock in Apapa and easing the problem of fuel scarcity in the country.

 

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