The crisis rocking the downstream sector of the petroleum industry went from bad to worse in Abuja, yesterday, as scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“All the major roads here are federal roads. By sheer mismanagement of the ports, the Federal Government has paralysed the Apapa industrial area. In a truly federal system, we should get derivation from the ports.
About 412 people have been killed in the last four years in Nigeria due to negligence in the storage and distribution value chain of the country’s petroleum industry.
National President of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Yusuf Lawal Othman, has applauded the move, which he said, would see to effective monitoring of products loaded from depots.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) to prioritise training of truck drivers with a view to reducing accidents on the highway.
28 Dec 2022
Stakeholders in the maritime industry have said the sector experienced challenges that impeded its growth and contribution to the economy in the year.