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Fuel Scarcity: NARTO, NUPENG-PTD Give Update On Planned Strike

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The plan to embark on nationwide strike by the Nigerian Affiliation of Street Transport House owners, Nationwide Union of Petroleum and Pure Fuel Staff (NUPENG) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) has been suspended.

The teams had needed to go on strike as a consequence of gas shortage however determined to droop it following the intervention by the NNPC Ltd.

The events additionally pledged collaboration on guaranteeing nationwide availability of petroleum merchandise.

The suspension discover was made recognized in a communique following a essential stakeholders’ engagement between the NNPC Ltd., the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), PTD, NARTO, and NUPENG on Thursday, in Abuja.

The communique was collectively signed by Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC, Otunba Salmon Oladiti, Nationwide Chairman PTD , Mr Yusuf Otthman, NARTO President Comrade Williams Akporeha, NUPENG President and Abiodun Adeniji, Government Director, Finance and Admin, NMDPRA.

NUPENG and PTD had declared to embark on strike based mostly on its investigations which revealed that officers of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing have been at present diverting the fund supplied by NNPC Restricted for the rehabilitation of 21 essential highways.

On Street Rehabilitation, the communique stated NNPC supplied updates on the present standing of the street development and rehabilitation initiatives below the street infrastructure tax credit score scheme.

It stated the NNPC assured the stakeholders that the funding earmarked for the 21 essential roads can be utilized for the meant function solely.

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”To allay the fears of the stakeholders, NNPC and all events decide to working collectively within the monitoring of the street initiatives,” it said.

On overview of freight charge for transporters, the communique famous that the stakeholders requested for completion of the continuing dialogue on the overview of the freight charges to cowl operational prices.

It famous that the stakeholders highlighted the precarious scenario that truck house owners confronted within the mild of present financial realities.

It additional said that the NMDPRA knowledgeable the assembly {that a} committee was constituted to overview the charges which included PTD, NARTO and NUPENG along with different stakeholders.

It stated all events agreed to work expeditiously in direction of concluding the overview of the freight charge and make suggestions to the Authorities.

Based on the communique, the authority is to advise on particular close-out date throughout the week of Feb. 21.

”The events additionally agreed to foster collaboration on guaranteeing nationwide availability of petroleum merchandise.

”All events agreed to work intently to make sure environment friendly distribution of petroleum merchandise throughout the nation,” it said.


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