Oil tankers denied entry to the loading port

It appears oil workers in Nigeria mean business as activities at the Apapa wharf have been suspended in light of the strike embarked on by the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), under a directive from the United Labour Congress (ULC).

A visit to the Apapa Wharf by our Bounce News correspondent revealed a total shut down of operations as trucks were not allowed to load in all the areas visited.

Gates leading to all the bay areas were also closed.

NUPENG had yesterday announced that loading of products, including aviation fuel, would stop from today September 18th as affiliates of ULC begin an indefinite strike.

Locked gates

The ULC had previously issued a 14-day ultimatum and another 7-day notice to the Federal Government over an 11-point demand which, among other things, requested the FG to ban stationing of soldiers and policemen in workplaces and factories.

Affiliated unions of the ULC include NUPENG, Electricity Workers, Nigerian Union of Mine Workers, National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions employees and Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals.