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NUPENG Suspends Proposed Nationwide Strike




The Nationwide Union of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Employees (NUPENG), on Sunday, stated that the deliberate strike by its affiliate members, Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), has been suspended.

The strike, which might have kicked off on Monday, was shelved due to the intervention by the federal authorities.

Mr Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

Based on Aboyeji, the suspension is to permit the union’s representatives and that of the federal government to deal with the knotty points at stake.

“The management of the union after a quick assembly with representatives of presidency determined to droop the strike within the curiosity of the nation.

“The assembly with the federal government continues through the week with the reassurance that the union grievances can be positively addressed,” he stated.

Press Informant studies that NUPENG had stated on Saturday that the tanker drivers would start strike on Monday over the deplorable state of the nation’s highways and different points.

Aboyeji stated the union had misplaced many lives and property as a consequence of dangerous roads.


“This isn’t the primary time that we’ll signify our intention to go on strike however we now have to name it off as a result of it is going to typically have an effect on nearly all of Nigerians however now our palms are tied,” he stated.


Press Informant additionally studies that the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) on Sunday appealed to the drivers to instantly shelve their deliberate strike so as to not additional damage the economic system and Nigerians usually.

Mr Garba Deen, the NNPC’s spokesman, made the enchantment in a press release in Abuja.

“Whereas it’s not the accountability of the NNPC to construct or rehabilitate roads, the nationwide oil firm reckons that any disruption within the distribution of petroleum merchandise to totally different components of Nigeria will adversely have an effect on the enterprise of the NNPC.

“It would additionally endanger power safety, which the nation has loved in latest instances.

“In recognition of this, the NNPC needs to guarantee the petroleum tanker drivers that along with the continued efforts by different companies of presidency, the NNPC has initiated a course of that may present a fast and efficient resolution to the highway community challenges as expressed by the PTD,” he acknowledged.

“We urge PTD to instantly name off the (deliberate) strike and provides the present efforts by the federal government and its companies an opportunity to resolve the challenges within the curiosity of all.

“We additionally want to strongly advise Nigerians to not have interaction in panic shopping for of petroleum merchandise because the NNPC has adequate inventory to final by means of this festive season and past,” he added.