Fuel scarcity imminent as NUPENG moves to begin strike in Lagos

There is a strong possibility that Lagosians will have to deal with the terrible issue of fuel scarcity as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has fixed a date for indefinite strike in the state.

According to NUPENG, the decision was informed by the failure of the state government and other relevant bodies to address some rather disturbing issues that have been on for quite a while, PM News reports.

NUPENG’s national president, Williams Akporeha, alongside its general secretary, Olawale Afolabi, on Friday, August 8, said that one of the frustrating issues is the congestion at the Apapa area of the state which is yet to be dealt with.

Akporeha and Afolabi said that based on this and other reasons, the association has directed all fuel tanker drivers and stakeholders in the state to withdraw their services beginning from Monday, August 10.

Speaking on the resolve, the leadership of NUPENG lamented:

“…here that we had made several appeals and reports to the Lagos State Government and the Presidential Task Force for the decongestion of Apapa on these challenges but all to no avail.”

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