By Olasunkanmi Akoni
THE Lagos State Government has called on the authorities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to check the excesses of tanker drivers operating along NNPC depot in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Princess Adebisi Sosan, who gave the charge during the monitoring of the monthly environmental sanitation in Ejigbo LCDA, expressed worry over the indiscriminate parking of tanker drivers servicing the NNPC depot in Ejigbo area.
Sosan, who was particularly irked by the degradation done to the road infrastructure in the area also frowned at the careless dumping of refuse along the NNPC road, reminding that the state government would not hesitate to sanction those responsible.
Her words: â€œThis place is very dirty and it is due to the way the tankers were parked on the road. The drainage channels have been blocked by the vehicles. We expect NNPC to regulate the activities of the tankers drivers here. This road was built by the state government and we expect NNPC to cooperate with us in keeping the road in good condition at all time and not do otherwise.â€
She lamented that most of the drainages in the area had been blocked by the activities of the drivers, urging them to effectively control their activities to enable the drainage flow.
â€œThere are penalties for these kind of actions. You cannot just dispose refuse anywhere. Itâ€™s not just a matter of coming to clear the area, immediately you do so, it would be dumped again. So tell them that they would be penalised if they do not abide by the environmental law, we wonâ€™t hesitate to sanction them,â€ she warned.