Petrol Tanker Drivers Issue Fresh Threat
Nigerians at home experienced one of the worst holidays occasioned by fuel scarcity in December 2017.
The taste of the horrors recorded during the yuletide is still on the tongues of millions of Nigerians.
There seems to be darker days ahead as petroleum tanker drivers (PTD) have issued a fresh threat.
This time, the drivers want all bad roads across the country fixed before the raining season starts else they will boycott supplies.
“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.”
That's according to the PTD National Chairman, Comrade Salimon Oladiti.
“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.
“Some of the bad roads identified must be repaired as Tanker Drivers cannot do anything to assuage the suffering of Nigerians under the circumstance.
“Already, some roads are by-passed to Mosimi to demonstrate that PTD is ready to work 24 hours to ensure smooth supply of products across the country.
“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 adds.
Oladiti commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for pumping petroleum products through the system Two- B.
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