Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor,has advised members of Petroleum Tankers Drivers 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 executive council meeting of the union in Sokoto on Saturday, said obeying traffic rules and regulations would prevent road crashes.
He commiserated with the members of the association for the recent accident in Onitsha, Anambra State, where several people died.
The governor urged members of the PTD to ensure that their trucks were in perfect condition before transporting products.
Tambuwal promised to provide a large parking land for members to park their trucks while in the state.
The spokesman for the drivers, Mr Salimon Akanni, said arrangement had been concluded for the retraining of the union members.
Akanni 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.’’
He explained that the retraining of the tanker drivers was compulsory so as to ensure the safety of the drivers’ lives, truck and the products.