NUPENG’s General-Secretary, Mr Isaac Aberare, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos said: “The strike is also to protest the refusal of NARTO to implement the signed collective bargaining agreement with the petroleum tanker drivers.
“We are also unhappy over the bad state of roads across the nation, ‘’ the statement said.
When NUPENG served notice about a strike three weeks ago, Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu, dissuaded the union against it promising to look into the workers grievances.
The start of the strike has brought back long queues at petrol stations, as the supply chain has been broken,
though they promise there is enough product to serve these period, we are still Nigerian so panic buying cannot be avoided
In Sunday’s statement, NUPENG said all efforts by the Federal Ministry of Labour to intervene in the issue had failed, just like the call for a stakeholders meeting in the oil and gas sector to address a number of issues.