Nted, who made the appeal at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union in Lagos, also said the relocation of the tanks would prevent economic losses.
According to him, the continuous presence of tank farms in the Lagos port area was responsible for the heavy presence of petrol tankers on major roads leading to the ports.
”We have repeatedly called for the relocation of tank farms from TinCan and Apapa for both the safety of lives, properties and economic reasons.
”We appeal that all tank farms be relocated from the seaports at Warri, Port Harcourt and Onne and moved far from residential and commercial areas,’’ he said.
Nted said that it was regrettable that petrol tankers had taken over the Apapa/Oshodi express road and all access roads to the seaports.
He said the gridlock in the area had made movement of people and goods in and out of the seaports and within the Apapa industrial and commercial area impossible.
The problem, he said, had compromised the efficiency and service delivery level at the ports and caused loss of man hours.
On politics, Nted, cautioned politicians against utterances that could mar the peaceful conduct of the 2015 elections.
”We urge politicians to stop sowing seeds of discord and hatred among Nigerians.
“The politics of winner takes all should be re-engineered to imbibe elements of inclusiveness,’’ he said.
He also appealed to government at all levels to remain focused and improve on policies and projects aimed at improving the welfare of the people.
The union leader also advised religious leaders to dwell on messages of love, saying development could only thrive in a peaceful atmosphere.
Nted commended President Goodluck Jonathan for organising the National Conference and advised the delegates to demonstrate patriotism in their deliberations.