Road Network News #Update

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on saturday pleaded with the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on Nigerian roads with immediate effect to end the carnage on the road and ease road transportation across the country.

Comrade Williams Akopreha, President of NUPENG, who made the call in Abuja, in a remark during the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Branch of NUPENG, also contended that this would make the economy to thrive.

“We know the present regime has been working hard to properly fix our highways, yet, a lot still has to be done. In light of this, we earnestly call on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Nigerian roads to attract urgent attention, as no economy thrives without good roads and effective transportation system.”

“We all have these noble and lofty ideas and dreams; it is our firm belief, that with the unrelenting support of Petroleum Tanker Drivers, they are all achievable within the timelines we set. We urge you to continue to support us as we promise to run a union that is accountable, transparent and have high regards for members and branches. The theme of this conference is very apt and topical because, as you already know, road is one of the major working conditions for every tanker driver. An average Petroleum Tanker Driver, who is actively on the wheel, spends most parts of his working life on the road traversing from one loading location to several discharging locations, all to get the economy of our nation going. His safety, health, prosperity, promotion, effectiveness and even life expectancy depend almost entirely on the state of road infrastructure.”

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