The Delta State Government has disclosed its readiness to set up a Technical Committee to introduce revenue collection at the Effurun Tankers Park as well as its commitment in collaborating with relevant depot owners to build more parks for the safety of lives and properties.

The State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, who was flanked by the Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Vincent Uduaghan, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Bright Edejewrho, well as the Deputy Chief of Staff Government House, Hon. Steve Erutor, made the disclosure during a meeting held with relevant Stakeholders on the Effurun Tankers park, at the Government House Annex, Warri.

Barr. Otuaro noted in the meeting which includes, representatives of the DPR, NUPENG, PTD, . Directorate of the Ministry of Transport as well a" Ministry of Works among others, that the state government led by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, remain committed on his promise to always consult with stakeholders and the people as regard their well being before any decision or action will be taken by government. He noted that the dwindling in revenue across the country due to the economic challenges will pose a great challenge for government alone to build more tankers parks without introducing revenue collections in those parks, adding that the need to get more parks cannot be overemphasized due to the hazards they pose on the roads.

Barr. Otuaro, asserted that the state government is particularly worried about the spate of reckless parking by these tankers especially along the Effurun Roundabout express way down to Nigerian Port Authority, (NPA), adding that government is prepared to consult with depot owners to seek ways of building more parks and clearing the reads of these tankers.

The state deputy governor who commended the relevant stakeholders of the Effurun Tankers Parks for their peaceful conducts and collaboration with government so far, asserted that a Technical Committee will be set up to look at the modalities and way forward in achieving government's goal for the benefit of all.

Barr. Otuaro, noted "The Senator, (Dr.) Okowa, led administration is a people oriented government against the backdrop of the fact that we all sealed here in one way or the other observed sleepless nights and were responsible in ensuring that you got us into power and position of responsibility. So as a people oriented government, whatever action we want to take, we feel that the best way to do it is to ensure that we consult with our people, because, we are inextricably bounded together in a common course and destiny with our people, we cannot be separated from our people, because what will give them joy is what will give us joy as a government".

Comrade Bello Aneru, Vice President, NUPENG, Warri Zone, amongst other representatives who spoke, thanked the state government for the approach in seeking ways of addressing the Effurun Tankers situation. He however appealed to the state government to consult more with the depot owners in ensuring that more parks are built for tankers to park before their turn of loading at the depot He noted that the lack of more parks has continued to pose huge challenges to the tanker drivers.