NUPENG scribe wants LASG’s intervention in Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ strike

A fuel station attendant dispenses kerosene at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega petrol station in Abuja January 23, 2015. The NNPC commenced sale of kerosene cooking fuel, which a majority of Nigerians depend on for cooking, at a reduced pump price of $0.27 per litre nationwide at all NNPC outlets. REUTERS/ Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTR4MO8Q

By Ige Adekunle
Sango-Ota (Ogun) Aug.10, 2020 Mr Adebayo Hassan, Secretary, National Union of Petroleum and National Gas Workers (NUPENG) Sango-Ota Chapter, has appealed to the Lagos State Government {LASG} to urgently intervene in the strike by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers that started on Monday.
Hassan made the appeal on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun.
Naija247news reports that the Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State on Monday withdrew their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) .
The state Chairman, NUPENG, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, confirmed the development to NAN on Monday in Lagos.
Hassan said that the appeal became necessary because the lives of their members were more important than work.
“We are appealing to the Lagos State Government to quickly intervene and put everything under control,” he said
He alleged that some of the security officials deployed in Apapa had been a major problem to the union’s drivers .
Hassan said that the security officials were not always coming to the aid of their members whenever they were attacked by hoodlums.
“These security personnel used to maltreat our drivers when they refused to yield to their demands.
“It takes our drivers between a week and two to load at the Apapa depot because of the bottlenecks created by the security officials,” he said.
Hassan also alleged that that the activities of the security personnel were part of the causes of the gridlocks usually experienced by drivers at Apapa and its environs.
Hassan urged the public not to panic, assuring them that the strike would be addressed and be resolved by the appropriate authorities.

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