NUPENG CONSOLES WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF ONITSHA AND LAGOS TANKER FIRESadmin
PRESS RELEASE NUPENG CONSOLES WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF ONITSHA AND LAGOS TANKER FIRES
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) consoles with the families of victims of Onitsha and Lagos Tanker fires which led to over 70 people dead. The Union expresses it’s sympathy to the Governors of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and Anambra State Mr. Willie Obiano for the tragic incident and loss of lives of its citizens as a result of the accident. The Union commends the Governors for their quick responses in the rescue missions which reduced the calamities. NUPENG mourns the loss of the innocent souls and pray that God Almighty will give the families the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones. NUPENG also consoles with those who lost their properties, shops and cars as a result of the inferno caused by a tanker in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. The Union calls on the Governors of the two states, Anambra and Lagos States to assist the families of those who lost their loved ones and their properties. NUPENG states that it will continue to carry out training and re-orientation programmes for its tanker drivers on safe driving and vehicle maintenance to reduce the carnage on our roads and wants the government to rehabilitate the railways to haulage petroleum products in order to reduce the burden on the highways.
Comrade (Dr.) Igwe Achese NUPENG President