The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is collaborating with the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to train tanker drivers.
According to the NUPENG South-West Chairman, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, this will reduce the number of fatal accidents on highways.
"We are hoping to reduce accidents on the highways involving petroleum tankers and this can only be possible when we train the tanker drivers. They will become more safety conscious and careful on the road.’’
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he urged the Federal Government to fix the Apapa/Oshodi Expressway.
"Tanker drivers spend close to a day in traffic at the Ilasamaja axis of the road, because of its condition. The drivers are always trying to dodge potholes in that area. The Ilasamaja portion of the road is terrible; there is no day that two or three tankers or articulated vehicles will not break down on that road. This is causing a serious headache to us because this is one of the major roads used by the petroleum tankers. Due to the state of the road, most of our tankers that ply the expressway always get to their stations late.’’