petrol-tankerAnother fuel tanker with 33,000 litres of petrol, yesterday morning crashed at Oribawo Bishop, Ibeju-Lekki on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos.
The tanker, which spilled its content on the road, is the fourth crash within a week in the state after three similar incidents at Iyana Ipaja, Idimu and Badagry. Hundreds of houses, shops and vehicles were destroyed in the crashes.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, South-West spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, fire service and law enforcement agents arrived at the scene of yesterday’s crash as the flammable potency of the fuel was sprayed with foam to weaken its effect avoid any havoc.
The frequency of petrol tanker crashes in the state necessitated the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to summon a stakeholders’ meeting with petrol tanker drivers and owners in a bid to stop the accidents and damages caused by them.
As at the time of filing this report, there was no news of any damage to property or loss of life at the site of the crash.
In a reaction to the crashes, President of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Comrade Igwe Achese called for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the railway transport system in the country as it is the safest way of conveying petroleum products in Nigeria.
He said the union would embark on frequent training and re-orientation of tanker drivers on safe driving to reduce road accidents.

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  • Mr. Abdin

    This is showing the direction of the government we have.