Kaduna NUPENG joins warning strike

NUPENG logo01 July 2013, Kaduna – The Kaduna branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, have joined the three-day warning strike embarked by the union nationwide.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that filling stations have closed down while tanker drivers have parked their vehicles “awaiting further directives” from union officials.

At the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company depot, tanker drivers were seeing idling away while their vehicles were parked.

One of them, Habibu Abubakar said officials of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association had directed them not to lift or off load fuel until after the strike.

The Deputy Secretary General of NUPENG, Adamu Song told NAN in a telephone interview that the Kaduna branch had set up a task force to monitor filling stations and sanction defaulters.

Transport fares have however remained stable in the city but officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers were meeting to appraise the situation and consider possibility of an increase.

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