Fuel Scarcity Looms – NARTO Warns

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Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners NARTO have concluded plans to proceed on a warning strike.

NARTO is the umbrella organization of commercial vehicle owners responsible for the haulage of petroleum products, cargoes, and movement of goods and passengers within the country and the West African region.

Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman, National President of the Association disclosed this to reporters in Abuja on Monday.

He stated that the federal governments decision to ban petroleum trucks above 45,000 litres capacity from plying the roads was responsible for the warning strike.

According to him, a 10-days ultimatum would be issued on Sept 24, which would be followed by an indefinite strike.

“In view of the above, we are therefore constraint to allow the decision of our members to park their trucks from today Sept 22 – 23rd as warning and furthermore, issue a 10-days ultimatum with effect from Sept 24, 2020 for a full blown withdrawal of service.

“If such scenarios occur, we earnestly plead with those who will lose employment, income and the general public that will be negatively affected by this avoidable situation.”

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