Drive to stay alive, NUPENG cau­tions driv­ers

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The Nige­rian Union of Petroleum and Nat­u­ral Gas Work­ers (NUPENG) yes­ter­day ad­vised petroleum tanker driv­ers and other mo­torists to avoid ac­ci­dents by driv­ing care­fully dur­ing the Eid-el-Fitr cel­e­bra­tion.

The South-West chair­man of the union, Al­haji Tokunbo Korodo, gave the ad­vice in an in­ter­view with news­men in Lagos.

Ac­cord­ing to Korodo, mo­torists should not use the op­por­tu­nity of light traf­fic dur­ing the pe­riod to drive reck­lessly.

“It is good to drive safely and stay alive, you should not cap­i­talise on the con­di­tion of the road to drive reck­lessly. Drive ac­cord­ing to the road guide­lines set by the Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC),” he said.

He urged NUPENG driv­ers to put into prac­tice, what they learnt at their train­ing work­shop in April when more than 3, 000 driv­ers were trained.

Korodo com­mended the Buhari ad­min­is­tra­tion for re­con­sti­tut­ing the Nige­rian Na­tional Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion (NNPC) board, de­scrib­ing it as a wel­come de­vel­op­ment in the oil and gas sec­tor. He ex­pressed hope that the new board would en­sure ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient han­dling of poli­cies in the cor­po­ra­tion. Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on Mon­day ap­proved the com­po­si­tion of the board of the NNPC as stip­u­lated un­der Sec­tion 1(2) of the NNPC Act of 1997, as amended. (NAN)

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