The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has announced the moratorium of the intended withdrawal of the services of Petroleum Tanker Drivers earlier scheduled to commence midnight of Sunday, 10th October 2021.
This development which was communicated in a statement signed by the President, Comrade William Akporeha and the general Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, is arising following the understanding reached with the Union by the management of NNPC at a meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State, recently and the expected outcome of the follow up meeting that is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 12, October 2021 in Abuja as contained in the communique issued newly.
According to the communique, the suspension of the planned action is predicated on the belief that the understanding reached with the government as well as a the meeting of Tuesday 12th, October 2021 will be fulfilled to the letters.
The Union wishes to clearly make it known to all well-meaning Nigerians that have appealed on these issues, that the original plan was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on highways for the good of lives and properties.
Moreover, the press statement by the Union further read, “we are well aware of the impacts our actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large but we cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in our industry.
In the light of the above, the Union will not hesitate to re-commence the action without any notice if the understanding reached in these two meetings are not fully implemented within the timeframe agreed.
With this, our Petroleum Tanker Drivers are hereby directed to continue providing services for the efficient and effective distribution of Petroleum products to homes and workplaces across the country.
Our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong”.