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Navgas charges drivers on safety consciousness

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Make safety part of your everyday life if you want to survive in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) transport business, Navgas, a foremost LPG company has advised truck drivers in Nigeria.

The firm’s Managing Director, Merlin Figueria, said this at the grand finale of its maiden raffle draw where major winners emerged in Lagos.Figueria said his company has concluded plans to reward drivers that clearly demonstrate their commitment to safe LPG loading practices by entering them into a draw for a variety of prizes.

The star winner at the event went home with a power bike, while the second and third runners’ up went home with freezer, flat screen respectively. The initiative, which ran from the 27th October, ended on 14 February, 2018.

According to him: “Navgas strongly believes it is important to take a leadership role in ensuring safety of the Nigerian LPG industry. Since Navgas introduced this initiative, we have achieved a number of accomplishments; the most notable being the mandatory installation of functional emergency shut off valves on all LPG trucks.

The Operations Manager, Navgas, Monday Adeoye, explained that before Navgas started the programme, less than 20 per cent of LPG trucks in Nigeria had emergency shut off valves, but presently, almost all LPG trucks in Nigeria have installed them and this has greatly helped control incidences of truck leaks in the industry.

“Navgas is now taking the driving safety forward initiative a step further by directly reaching out to LPG Drivers by launching a loyalty and reward program.“Navgas believes that drivers who come to our terminal serve an important role in the distribution chain and appreciating their efforts in safety will further reinforce safe behaviours, highlight the importance of safe practices in the communities they service and will help improve the overall safety of the LPG industry at large,” he said.


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