Traffic returns to Apapa/Wharf axis over fuel loading

Traffic returns to Apapa/Wharf axis over fuel loading

Gridlock has returned to Apapa/Wharf Roads in Lagos due to loading by petroleum tanker drivers at private depots in the area, Daily Trust reports.

It was observed that the gridlock, forced some motorists plying the route to abandon their cars and walk to their destinations. When contacted, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) said the gridlock was caused by petroleum tankers loading in the area.

Korodo said that loading was low at the NNPC depots and the tanker drivers were not getting adequate petroleum products, so they returned to their base in Apapa and Coconut Road. According to the chairman, NNPC depots in the South-West were located at Ejigbo, Mosinmi and Ibadan, but they only operated skeletal loading.

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