By AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS in the petroleum marketing industry have commended
the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for deploying personnel to depots and tanker
farms in the country.
The stakeholders include the Depot Owners Association of Nigeria, Petroleum Tanker
Drivers Division, Marine Transport Owners Association of Nigeria and depot managers.
They gave the commendation at the interactive session with Corps Marshal of the
FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi.
The Executive Secretary of Major Marketers Association of Nigeria, Obafemi Olawore,
said the move would create awareness on minimum safety standards by tanker drivers
and consequently reduce in the carnage involving trucks on the highways.
Olawore also expressed confidence in the success of the programme and called on the
depot owners and facility managers who were yet to harmonise their operations with
the operational details of the
officers to do so immediately.
Oyeyemi said deploying officers of the Corps to the depots was to ensure tanker
drivers observed minimum safety standards before
loading the products.
He said the National Summit mooted the idea.
"In line with the resolutions, we commenced special operations against truck and
trailer drivers who operate without observing the minimum safety standard," Oyeyemi
said in Abuja.
The Corps Marshal pointed out that the deployment was an interventionist measure
that would not involve any financial commitment from the facility managers.
There has been a prevalence of tanker explosions in recent months resulting in loss
of lives and property.
- CAJ News