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El-rufai decries indiscriminate parking of tankers along expressway

11 June 2015, 10:11

Kaduna - Governor Nasiru El-rufai of Kaduna State has decried the Indiscriminate parking of tankers along Mararaban Jos, and Tafa Expressways leading to the state.

El-rufai made the remark when the national leadership of Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) union paid him a courtesy visit at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He said the situation had resulted in the loss of many lives and property in the state.

"This practice of your members parking along the road particularly in Tafa, Mararaban Jos and Panbeguwa is unacceptable."

He said that the government would work the union to end the practice and called for another meeting with the group to find a lasting solution to the problem.

He pledged that within the next 12 months, there would be no tanker parking by the roadside anywhere in Kaduna State.

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El-rufai also thanked the delegation for the visit and its concern for issues affecting the state.

The governor said that the dispute at the Kaduna Refinery was of great concern to the state, especially as it led to the breakdown of law and order.

He urged all the security agencies in the state to be vigilant to prevent a recurrence, adding that anyone found wanting must be brought to book.

"This is a democratic civilian government and we should try to follow due process in settling disputes," the governor said.

Earlier in his remark, the National Chairman of the association, Salimat Akande, congratulated the governor over his victory.

He expressed dismay over the incident at the Kaduna refinery.

"Our union has a constitution and our branch has its by-laws,'' he said.

Akande, therefore, appealed to the governor to assist the association to enforce discipline among its members. 



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