The National Leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Friday directed petroleum tanker drivers to withdraw their services from Lagos State from Monday, August 10.
NUPENG gave the directive in a statement signed by the National President, Williams Akporeha, and the General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi.
The statement was entitled ‘NUPENG leadership directs withdrawal of services by petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State with effect from Monday, August 10, 2020′.
The union said the directive followed the failure of the Lagos State government to address some issues that had affected the operations of its members in the state.
Parts of the statement read, “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 the Lagos State Government and other relevant stakeholders address these critical challenges.
“It is sad and disheartening to note here that we had made several appeals and reports to the Lagos State Government and the Presidential Task Force for the de congestion of Apapa on these challenges but all to no avail.
“NUPENG has resolved to embark on an indefinite strike beginning from 12am, Monday, August 10, 2020, if there are no decisive and convincing actions from the Lagos State Government to address these concerns and challenges.”