NUPENG drivers suspends planned strike


The National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) called off its scheduled strike on Sunday.

Remember that the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) announced a strike in response to the poor status of the nation’s roadways and other concerns.

It bemoaned the fact that substandard roads had cost the union countless lives and property.

The strike, which was scheduled to begin on Monday, was postponed due to the Federal Government’s intervention.

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In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, said the suspension was to allow the union’s representatives and those of the government to resolve the thorny problems at hand.

“After a brief meeting with government representatives, the union leadership decided to call off the strike in the national interest.”

“The discussion with the government will continue throughout the week,” he stated, “with the certainty that the union issues will be positively addressed.”

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