Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has advised members of Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) to adhere strictly to roads traffic regulation while transporting petroleum products across the country.

Tambuwal, who gave the advice at the opening of the national executives meeting of union in Sokoto on Saturday, said that obeying traffic rules and regulations would prevent road crashes.

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He commiserated with the members of the association over the recent accident in Anambra, where so many people died.

The governor urged members of the PTD to ensure that their trucks were in perfect condition before transporting products.

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He promised to provide a large parking land for members to park their trucks while in the state.

Earlier, the spokesman of the drivers, Mr Salimon Akkanni, said that arrangement had been concluded for the retraining of the union members.

Akkanni said, “we will not relent in our efforts to achieve excellence in the pursuit of our goal of ensuring efficient and effective petroleum products haulage in Nigeria.’’

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He explained that the retraining programme for every tanker driver was compulsory so as to ensure the safety of the driver’s life, truck and the products. (NAN)


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