The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has warned tanker drivers to desist from night and reckless driving and loading of petroleum products at illegal points.
Kaduna zonal chairman, Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, Branch of NUPENG, Abdulsalam Mohammed, in his opening remarks hammered on the warning at the union’s zonal meeting held in Sokoto. He also enjoined the members to remain law-abiding and always have the thought that their safety remain paramount.In his welcome address, host chairman, Comrade Shuaibu Liba, chairman PTD Gusau unit, acknowledged the contributions and support of the Sokoto State government in the state including the provision of enough parking space for tanker drivers in the state.“The Sokoto State government under the leadership of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has supported our union on many occasions directly and indirectly,” he said. Liba, who acknowledged the support and good relationship with the management of NNPC and other stakeholders, also appreciated the contribution and support of security agencies to their members across the country. He urged members to always remain security conscious, in view of the security challenges bedeviling the country.The zonal meeting was attended by delegates from 18 states including FCT, Abuja.