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Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Threatens To Embark On Strike

An arm of NUPENG, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) cites traffic issues in Lagos as its major grievance
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Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Threatens To Embark On Strike
Fuel Scarcity Looms As Threatens To Embark On Strike

Nigerians seem to be faced with an impending difficulty in getting fuel as an arm of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Monday threatened to embark on strike.

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers (), an arm of NUPENG, is giving the federal government up to January 15, 2020 to clear roads of heavy duty trucks often laden with containers or its members would shut down activities.

Daily Sun reports that the threat was made by the national chairman of the PTD, Salmom Akanni Oladiti, in , capital of , during a press conference.

According to the report, Oladiti said the body was no longer comfortable with the gridlocks on Lagos roads, especially at Coconut and Tin Can Island areas.

He lamented that members of the association have been facing excruciating pains as they end up sometimes spending weeks just to get their tankers loaded.

He argued that the traffic challenge in Apapa had overwhelmed the task force established by the federal government to tackle the issue.

“The founding fathers meant well by constructing over 5,000 kilometers of pipelines.

“If successive governments had paid attention to roads and vandalism, the facilities would not have degenerated to the current level,” he lamented while commending President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring there was no fuel crisis during the Yuletide.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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