Fuel scarcity looms as tanker drivers mobilise for strike over poor roads, safety

Daily Trust

Fuel scarcity looms across the country as the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed its members to begin preparations for a nationwide strike.

The union’s grouse is against the poor state of the country’s highways and other safety issues, for which it blames the government.

This was contained in a communiqué issued on Monday after a meeting held on Saturday in Enugu by its council, and signed by the PTD Chairman, Comrade Salmon Akanni Oladiti, and Secretary, Sunday Ochibe Jivwie.

The union said after deliberating on the safety issues, the council resolved to resume the suspended action of May 1, 2021…

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