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Petroleum tanker drivers’ strike: NUPENG announces suspension

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“The suspension of our planned action is predicated on our belief that the understanding reached with the government today as well as at meeting of Tuesday 12th, October 2021 in Abuja will be fulfilled to the letters”

“We wish to clearly made it known to all well meaning Nigerians that have variously appealed to us on these issues that our planned was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on our highways for the good of lives and properties”

“We are well aware of the impacts our actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large but we cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in our industry”

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has announced the suspension of the planned withdrawal of the services of petroleum tanker drivers scheduled to commence midnight of Sunday, October 10, 2021.

This followed the understanding reached with the union by the management of NNPC at a meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State today.

A statement by Comrade William Akporeha, the President and Comrade Afolabi Olawale, the General Secretary announced the suspension, a copy of which was given to Persecondnews on Sunday.

It said: “The suspension of our planned action is predicated on our belief that the understanding reached with the government today as well as at meeting of Tuesday 12th, October 2021 in Abuja will be fulfilled to the letters.

“We wish to clearly made it known to all well meaning Nigerians that have variously appealed to us on these issues that our planned was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on our highways for the good of lives and properties.

“We are well aware of the impacts our actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large but we cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in our industry.”

NUPENG, however, threatened to resume the planned strike without notice if the agreement reached in the two meetings are not fully implemented within the time frame agreed.

“In the light of the above, the union will not hesitate to re-commence the action without any notice if the understanding reached in these two meetings are not fully implemented within the timeframe agreed.

“With this our Petroleum Tanker Drivers are hereby directed to continue providing services for the efficient and effective distribution of Petroleum products to homes and workplaces across the country.

“Our solidarity remains constant for the union makes us strong,” the statement also said.

 

 

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