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Apapa traffic: Tanker drivers streamline operations

02 February 2015, Lagos – The Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Union of Nigeria (NUPENG) has begun moves to streamline their operations with a view to managing the perennial traffic gridlock at the port end of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.

Apapa-Oshodi-trafficOne of the major factors that   has been attributed to the traffic situation, is the high concentration of tank farms in that area.

Speaking to Vanguard, the Public Relations Officer of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Comrade Atanda Adebayo said that in order to bring some level of orderliness to the loading of tankers at the depots, tank farms now take turns to load.

Adebayo explained that because of the problem created by the number of tank farms, the Union has resolved to streamline the operations of these tank farms by allowing them to take turns in their operations.

Explaining further, Adebayo said that some of these tank farms take turns to load saying that “when some of them are operating, others will be shut for about three days.

“After another three days, the others will open up their operations while the ones that operated before them will shut down”


– Vanguard

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