Lagos state petroleum tanker drivers suspend strike

The National Union of Petroleum and gas Workers NUPENG has suspended its strike in Lagos State.

This was contained in a very joint communique issued by the Lagos State Government and NUPENG on Monday, August 10. The union during a statement released last week announced plans to travel on the strike beginning from today. The union listed its challenges to incorporate extortion by security agents, traffic gridlocks hindering the drivers’ movements further as harassment by hoodlums across the state.

However, in an exceedingly statement released today August 10, the association in a very communique that was jointly signed by the Lagos Commissioner of Energy and natural resources, Olalere Odusote, and NUPENG Deputy National President, Solomon Kilanko, announced the suspension of the strike after both parties had a gathering.

Part of the communique reads

“The Lagos authorities met today with the representatives of NUPENG, which agreed to call off its strike immediately.

“Other decisions taken at the meeting are security – the authorities will meet the heads of all security agencies and secure their commitment to confirm the free passage of petroleum products vehicles given their importance to the economy.

Area boys – the menace of area boys are going to be handled by relevant government agencies and a passionate sign are going to be established, within next week to make sure the petroleum products transporters have prompt access to security agencies.

Lagos State Government will immediately founded a commission to relate with the Union on an ongoing basis to deal with any issue as they arise.”


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