Government summons fuel marketers over oil spillages on roads

Posted by Olatunde Odebiyi | 20 October 2019 | 423 times

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•Petroleum Minister of State Timipre Sylva

To ensure that a safe petroleum transport system is sustained nationwide, the federal government through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is to meet with all relevant stakeholders in the oil and gas product distribution system in the country.

The meeting it was gathered will give the relevant stakeholders ample opportunity to proffer solutions on the challenges and causes of poor petroleum haulage system in the country.

Speaking in Lagos ahead of the 2019 Stakeholders’ Annual General Meeting (AGM), DPR Zonal Operations Controller, Lagos Zonal Office, Oluwole Akinyosoye, said all stakeholders including the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), Depot and Petroleum Product Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPMAN) and Independent Petroleum Product Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) are expected at the forum.

Others are Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) and Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN).

He said government agencies including the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Federal and State Fire Services, Lagos, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Nigerian Ports Authority are also expected to participate at the meeting.

He said the forum scheduled to hold on October 24, will also be sitting as the 2019 DPR Annual AGM.

According to Akinyosoye, other issues on the AGM agenda, which will be held at Oriental Hotel include discussion on the root causes of tanker incident and other things to be done in DPR to further strengthen its processes, especially for the Lagos zone and Nigeria in general.

He assured that DPR is committed towards working with all stakeholders to drive and enhance good business practices and safety culture in the downstream sector and the petroleum industry as a whole. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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