Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Friday directed members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) in Lagos zone, to shut fuel distribution in and its environs over take-over access roads to tank farms and fuel depots by containerised trucks, among other grievances.
The union is also protesting the deplorable state of the roads and alarming extortion of tanker drivers by security operatives in Lagos and its environs.
NUPENG in a statement by its President and General Secretary, Prince Williams Akporeha and Olawale Afolabi, respectively, lamented perceived failure of various authorities in the State to address three major issues that have severely caused pains and harrowing experiences on the hapless Petroleum Tanker Drivers in the State for several months now.
The statement reads in part “The entire rank and file members of the Union are deeply pained, frustrated and agonized by the barrage of these challenges being consistently faced by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State and are left with no other option but to direct the withdrawal of their services in Lagos State until Lagos State Government and other relevant Stakeholders address these critical challenges. (Vanguard)