[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Federal Road Safety Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has called on motorists in Nigeria who are in the habit of stockpiling fuel during emergency periods of fuel scarcity to desist from doing so, as the flammable petroleum product poses very serious health hazards in case of road crash.
In a statement released by the Head Media Relations and Strategy of the Corps, Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem last week, the Corps Marshal advised that it is better to bear with the crunch of the moment than to stash up fuel in vehicles, whether commercial or private.
Oyeyemi also urged passengers, who notice that fuel is stockpiled in the vehicle they board to question the driver and reject traveling with the vehicles.
The Corps marshal asserted: “Traveling with Commercial Vehicles that stock pile fuel does not only pose dangers in the event of a crash, but is also not healthy to breath in the petroleum emission that permeates the air in the vehicles they are stored while on transit.
“Aside the fact that the product is flammable, not all passengers are healthy; some are asthmatic and cannot bear breathing gasoline in such airtight conditions”.
Against this backdrop, the Corps Marshal called on commercial drivers to protect the lives of their passengers by staying off those unethical standards of stockpiling fuel in their vehicles.