Petrol Scarcity Looms As Petroleum And Gas Workers Go On Strike
It seems Nigerians, especially motorists will have to start gearing up for long hours at fuel stations.
Petrol scarcity seems imminent, as members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria, (NUPENG), have down tools.
The members said they were on strike to register their grievances over the poor state of the Eleme axis of the East-West Road.
NUPENG’s National Industrial Relations Officer, Bassey Harry, who spoke with reporters, lamented about the bad state of the road, adding that they have ordered all their tanker drivers to go on strike.
He said that that portion of the road was now a death trap to their members and thus, the industrial action.
In 2015, when Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, came to power, he had gone into partnership with some firms in the place to raise 3 billion Naira to fix that portion of the road.
It was gathered that the firms that went into the partnership were: Integrated Logistics Limited, Indorama Petrochemical, West African Container Terminals, Port Harcourt Refining Company, Nigerian Ports Authority and Oil and Gas Free Zone.
However, there is no evidence that the parties involved have paid their own part of the money even as work has commenced on the road.