In the interest of Nigerians, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has called on petroleum tanker drivers to put off their planned strike.
Garbadeen Muhammad, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), made the appeal in an Abuja statement on Sunday.
Petrol tanker drivers had intended to quit working due to poor road conditions in several parts of Nigeria, which are utilized to transport goods and services, including petroleum products.
While it is not the NNPC’s obligation to develop or renovate roads, Muhammad said that any disruption in the distribution of petroleum products would have a negative impact on the company’s business.
According to him, the NNPC has begun a process to find a speedy and effective solution to the country’s road network difficulties, in addition to ongoing efforts by other government agencies.
“NNPC, as a responsible corporate body, recognizes the tanker drivers’ legitimate concerns.
“However, we urge the drivers’ leadership to reconsider their decision in the national interest.
“As a result, we urge petroleum tanker drivers to call off their strike immediately and allow the government and its authorities an opportunity to resolve the issues in the best interests of everybody.”
“We also want to strongly advise Nigerians not to panic-buy petroleum goods since the NNPC has enough stock to endure through the festive season and beyond,” Muhammad said.