In its move to minimize the risk of death during road traffic crashes and broaden stakeholders’ collaboration, the Adamawa State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has yesterday convened a parley with members of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
During the parley, the Adamawa State sector commander, Ocheja Ameh drew the attention of the petroleum tanker drivers about the need to fix safety valves on all tankers loaded with petrol ahead of the February 28, 2021 deadline.
This he said will prevent spillage of petroleum products during road crashes which will go a long way in reducing fatalities during such accidents.
He also harped on the need especially for the NURTW members to ensure that all commercial vehicles are equipped with speed limiting devices ahead of the deadline.
Ameh emphasized that all hands must be on deck to rid the highways of avoidable carnage presently being witnessed.
On their part, the chairman of NURTW Adamawa State Mr Umaru Babba and Deputy Chairman NUPENG/PTD, Adamawa State, Mr Bala Mohammed Dama, assured the corps of their continued collaboration while effort will be intensified by their members to comply with the regulations.