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Nationwide Strike To Begin During The Weekend Over Bad Roads

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The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers(NUPENG) has indicated that they might be going on a nationwide strike anytime from now over the terrible state of federal roads all over the country.

Giving other reasons for the proposed strike, NUPENG mentioned the federal government’s refusal to install safety valves in all petroleum trucks to stop the contents from spilling out and the abuse of the tonnage capacity by marketers and transporters alike.

It was gathered that since the notice of the strike was given on September 25 and October 7 the government has refused to meet their demands and neither have they bothered to reach out.

A source told Vanguard that the ultimatum they had given the government would be expiring on October 8.

He said: “I have nothing to tell you other than that our ultimatum will expire tomorrow (Friday, October 8). As at today, Thursday, October 7, nothing has changed. The ultimatum subsists.

“The communiqué we issued on September 25, 2021 in Enugu has explained our next line of action. Do not forget, since Monday September 27, we have been on a work-to-rule action in accordance with the communiqué. Well, if you must know, the nationwide may begin this weekend or any moment after tomorrow (Friday).”