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Deplorable roads force PTD members to boycott Jebba-Mokwa axis, others

Members of the Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD), on Thursday issued a statement, threatening to avoid the use of Jebba- Mokwa and Tatabu Bridges in the distribution of petroleum products due to their deplorable states.

The statement signed by the Media Relations Officer of the drivers, Mr. Abdulkadir Garba, said the drivers can longer take the risk of plying the said roads due to long period of repair attention by the government.

He said despite the visit by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the road leading to the Tatabu Bridge is still in a deplorable state even as Jebba to Mokwa, where trucks spend days on the road, is still a sorry sight and nothing is happening there in terms of repairs.

“To this effect, the National Chairman of PTD, Salimon Oladiti, has called on government to expedite action on the repairs of the road because when the rains set in, the situation would be totally out of control.

“Oladiti also suggested the use of other depots outside Lagos as a way of decongesting the gridlock in Apapa and easing the problem of fuel scarcity.

“Where this method as well as the system Two-B is sustained, the perennial problem of fuel scarcity will be a thing of the past,” PTD statement said.