The National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) earlier in an interview with NAN (News Agency of Nigeria) announced that the body will be shutting own all operations of transporting petrol across the country due to the deplorable state of the nation’s highway, security threats and other issues.
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It lamented that the union has lost many lives and property due to bad roads, thus temporary shutting down all tanker operations will save the lives of their workers and reduce the rate of loss of properties, but the union on Sunday announced the suspension of its planned strike.
However, the NUPENG nationwide strike, which would have kicked off on Monday, has been suspended thanks to the intervention by the Federal Government.
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Mr Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the suspension was to allow the union’s representatives and that of government to address the knotty issues at stake.
“The leadership of the union after a brief meeting with representatives of government decided to suspend the strike in the interest of the nation. “The meeting with the government continues during the week with the assurance that the union grievances will be positively addressed,” he said.