Lagos: Fuel Scarcity Looms As Fuel Tankers Commence Strike

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All the members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) say they have planned to commence strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday.

This action may cause fuel scarcity and rise in the price of petroleum in Nigeria.

The NUPENG groups said that the meeting with the Lagos state government didn’t end well.

The NUPENG union chairman, Tayo Aboyeji, spoke with the Info Xclusive Media spokesmen on Sunday.

The chairman, Aboyeji, discloses that the Lagos government only promise to get back.

The chairman said that their stand remained that extortion and harassment of members stop.

“Security agents and hoodlums are extorting our members and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management use a taser on our drivers, and this can kill. Since they are not ready to address these issues, we will start the strike on Monday morning until they can resolve them.

“It is unfortunate that the strike might affect all other states in the federation because most of them load their petroleum products in Lagos depots. We are not happy to disrupt fuel supply because we know the effect, but we cannot continue to cope with the problems.”

The official disclosed that members of PTD were accusing NUPENG of taking side with security agents to oldest and assaults drivers on Lagos roads.

Williams Akporeha, The NUPENG National President, had in a statement on Friday directed tanker drivers to begin the withdrawal of their services as from Monday.

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