23 May 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – NIGERIAN Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Lagos branch, has threatened that tankers would return to Lagos highways if stiffer measures were not taken against other truck users.
President, South-West branch of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, disclosed this in a telephone chat.
He said the Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of NUPENG has complied with the ultimatum by Lagos State Government on truck drivers along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, to vacate the area .
He said: “We are watching the Lagos State Government closely to see if they will fully enforce the evacuation of trucks on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway because we have observed that there are other trucks on the highway.
“We have complied, but others are not complying and if nothing is done to evict these defaulters on the highway, then tankers will return to the highway.”
He stressed that NUPENG will not accept a situation where the Lagos State Government treated drivers of trucks carrying containers with kid gloves.