By Adedapo Adesanya The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has engaged critical stakeholders so as to find lasting solutions to the road network challenges and other lingering issues. This is a follow-up to efforts in sustaining the current smooth supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide within the festive period and beyond. The state oil corporation had met with the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum & Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to call off the planned strike action, agreeing instead to accept the dialogue option proposed by the corporation, a development that has sustained smooth supply and distribution of petroleum products nationwide. On Tuesday, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, took a decisive step towards the actualization of his promise when he hosted a major stakeholders\u2019 meeting at the NNPC Towers. The meeting was attended by the NNPC, the tanker drivers, the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Federal Ministry of Works, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Department of State Services (DSS), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and NUPENG. During the meeting, the NNPC boss said stakeholders have agreed on a framework for the agency's intervention in critical road rehabilitation through the Federal Government Tax Credit Scheme. \u201cWe are committed to utilising the Federal Government\u2019s Tax Credit Scheme to rebuild some of the affected roads in line with Mr President\u2019s Executive Order 7. \u201cUpon our fruitful deliberations today, the NNPC has pledged to support the PTD and NARTO in carrying out quick intervention fixes on some strategic bad spots identified to enable unhindered movement of trucks for transportation of petroleum products nationwide,\u201d Mr Kyari stated. Established under FG\u2019s Executive Order 7 of 2019, the Road Trust Fund Policy\/Tax Credit Scheme gives private sector operators an opportunity to fund critical infrastructure with the government. Stakeholders also agreed to enforce mandatory installation of safety valves in all petroleum product trucks in the country effective February 1, 2022, with the full commitment given by NARTO. The meeting also frowned at the abuse of axle load or tonnage limits, with the NNPC agreeing to engage the Nigerian Customs Service for enforcement of preventing the importation of tanks that exceed 45,000 litres capacity.