Nigeria: Lagos tanker drivers suspend strike
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas ( NUPENG) in the wee hours of Tuesday, declared that the strike embarked on by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the union on Monday in Lagos had been suspended.
The suspension was disclosed in a joint communique signed by the Lagos Commissioner of Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, and the NUPENG Deputy National President, Solomon Kilanko.
The communique was tweeted by Jubril Gawat, the new media aide to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The communique said, “The Lagos State Government met today with the representatives of NUPENG, which agreed to call off its strike immediately.
“Other decisions taken at the meeting are security – the state government will meet the heads of all security agencies and secure their commitment to ensuring the free passage of petroleum products vehicles given their importance to the economy.
“Area boys’ – the menace of ‘area boys’ will be handled by relevant government agencies and a dedicated phone number will be established, within the next week to ensure the petroleum products transporters have prompt access to security agencies.”
The communiqué also reveals that Lagos State will immediately set up a standing committee to relate with the union on an ongoing basis to address all issue as they arise.