PETROL TANKERS DRIVERS BEGIN STRIKE IN LAGOS

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Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from TODAY.

The state Chairman, NUPENG, Mr Tayo Aboyeji made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

Aboyeji said that the strike began in the early hours of Aug. 10, following negotiation breakdown between the state government and the union.

NUPENG’s National President, Mr. Williams Akporeha, and General Secretary, Mr Olawale Afolabi had in a joint statement said the directive became necessary due to failure of various authorities in the state to address some pending issues.

The issues include extortion of money from the drivers by various security agents; the menace of containerised trucks at Apapa, Kirikiri and Beach Land axis areas of the state. Others are harassment and extortion by area boys as well as area god-fathers as part of the challenges.

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