NUPENG members resume work at Apapa, Ejigbo depots

25 August 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – MEMBERS of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria, NUPENG, have resumed full loading of petroleum products at Ejigbo and Apapa depots in Lagos.
Sweetcrude gathered on Friday that normalcy had returned as many workers and marketers were seen negotiating for turns to load.
NUPENG’s planned strike was called off on Thursday night by its president, Mr Achese Igwe.
Mr Isiaka Aremu Yayah, the Auditor General of Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Sahara Energy Unit, confirmed that full operation had commenced following the NUPENG president’s directive.
“We have started full loading of petroleum products this morning as directed by the President of NUPENG and every truck driver has been collecting the products and moving to their locations,” he said.
Yayah appealed to the Federal Government to address the issues raised by their union like the repair of the Apapa-Wharf road.
He said: “This is the only road used by the tanker drivers to load petroleum products and it has not been repaired since 1983.
“We are appealing to the Federal Government to repair the road for us because this is the only road that we are using,” he said.
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