The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG on Friday directed Tanker Drivers to withdraw services in Lagos State, effective today, Monday, 10th of August.
This followed failure of authorities in the State to address three major issues that cause pains for the helpless Petroleum Tanker Drivers for several months.
According to a statement jointly signed by the National President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha and the General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, members of the Union are deeply pained, frustrated and agonised by
challenges faced by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos, and are left with no option but to withdraw their services until the State Government and other relevant stakeholders address them.
Some of the challenges are extortion and harassment of Petroleum Tanker Drivers by security agents and thugs, menance of containerised trucks at Apapa, Kirikiri and Beach Land areas of Lagos, as well as collusion by
government officials to hinder loading at depots and tank farms.
NUPENG added that members have made several appeals to Lagos State Government and the Presidential Task Force for decongestion of Apapa Port, without response.
While activities in petroleum stations remains stable motorists who were able to purchase products wants the strike to be averted.