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Operators task truck drivers on safe fuel distribution practice

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[FILE] NNPC Tankers. PHOTO: NAN

Operators in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry have tasked truck drivers on the need to embrace safe practices in the distribution of fuel, especially in the yuletide season.

This is coming after the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) disclosed that issues of integrity, vandalism and insecurity of pipelines are to be blamed for the menace of tanker accidents in the country.

The Acting Director, DPR, Ahmad Shakur, stated that the situation has led to continued reliance on tanker trucks to move petroleum products from one place to another, maintaining that this in turn had raised the challenges on safe transportation of petroleum products in the country.

On its part, Enyo Retail & Supply, at the conclusion of the second edition of its yearly safety drivers and transporter’s forum, noted that the forum became necessary to sensitize its truck drivers and transport service providers on the importance of road safety and security in Nigeria.

Recognizing that more people ply the road during the Yuletide season, the forum had over 70 drivers and 14 transporters in attendance and focused on safety during the ember months.

Commenting on the initiative, Corporate Development Lead, Enyo Retail and Supply, Olabanjo Alimi, said, “This forum was organized to address the frequency of road accidents that arise as a result of driver’s negligence. Safety at all times is key at Enyo Retail and we are committed to transporting our products whilst observing global best practices. By sensitizing our drivers and transporters on safety measures to take during this period, we are letting them know that they are valued and what they do is very important”.

Alimi, also noted that the event was also an opportunity to commend ENYO truck drivers who have observed safe driving measures, thereby awarding consistency in their overall delivery.

“On behalf of Enyo, I am pleased to congratulate all our distinguished drivers for adhering to road safety rules and regulations. As our unofficial ambassadors, we are committed to ensuring their lives and that of their circles of influence or communities are positively impacted. Their tenacity and continued pursuit of excellence are vital to the success of Enyo and are not taken for granted”, he added.

The Unit Commander, Mowe Ogun State, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lucas Oguntade commended the firm for its continued efforts at impacting the lives of blue-collar workers in the Nation. According to him “It is vital to invest in this labour force as this contributes greatly to capacity building and our economic development. We are proud to be associated with Enyo and we look forward to doing more with them”, he added.

One of the beneficiaries, Godsway Abdul, expressed his appreciation saying, “I thank Enyo for hosting this event for my colleagues and I. We have learnt a lot regarding safety and security not only when transporting fuel products but also in our day-to-day life”.


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