Drive to stay alive, NUPENG cautions drivers
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)