Lagos tanker explosion: Train tanker drivers , FRSC charges NUPENG/PTD

The Federal Road Safety Corps has charged the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Petroleum Tanker Driver section to engage its members in rigorous traffic training to avoid frequent accidents.

Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head of Public Education, FRSC, on Saturday said that such training would minimise accidents involving tankers on the roads.

“We are charging them to start engaging their members in rigorous traffic trainings so as to meet minimum safety standards concerning their vehicles.

“It is very important to train and retrain them, to enable them follow the rules and regulations and to meet the road standard concerning their vehicles,” he said.

The FRSC boss said there was an urgent need for government and stakeholders’ consultation, and that government needed to initiate policy or legislation to curb their excesses on the road.

According to him, the new policy would regulate their operations and channel their movement to the rail network.

Kazeem said the ongoing rail projects across the country would put an end to the menace of tanker accidents when completed.

NAN reports that NUPENG/PTD National Chairman, Mr Salmon Oladiti, and the entire members of the union have commiserated with the families of the victims of the Otedola Bridge Lagos-Ibadan expressway fire incident in Lagos on Thursday.

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