The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Monday appealed to the NNPC to provide alternative loading depots for petroleum tankers to check the recurring gridlock in Apapa area of Lagos State, The Guardian reports.

Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, made the appeal in Lagos. He said that the recurring gridlock in Apapa was because 90% of petroleum products were stored in various private tank farms in the area.

He said that if government fails to provide alternative routes to the depots; the gridlocks would become hectic on the existing route when repair work begins on the Apapa-Tin Can Road.

The union, therefore, appealed to the NNPC to open the depots in other parts of the South-West zone for loading to reduce the tankers coming to Apapa.