The leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has dismissed plans for any form of protest.
The union explained that the rumour of the protest is simply the antics of some desperate and mischievous individuals trying to alarm the general public.
The National Chairman of PTD, Augustine Egbon, said this in a statement on Monday, November 20, in Abuja.
Egbon asserted that the union was determined to continue its services to the nation and “wholeheartedly support the efforts of the government of President Bola Tinubu to put our economy on the right track for the good of all of us.”
They urged the public to ignore the false information and subsequently called on security agencies to investigate the situation.
The statement read: “The leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) Branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) wishes to alert the general public of the antics of some desperate and mischievous individuals to cause unfounded and dangerous panic in the supply chain of Petroleum Products distribution in the Country through spreading of fake and false news items.
“The Petroleum Tanker Drivers are not embarking on any form of protest and we are determined to continue our services to the nation and wholeheartedly support the efforts of the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to put our economy on the right track for the good of all of us.
“We wish to further reiterate the fact that there is no division in our Union and the Branch of Petroleum Tanker Drivers.
“Our members are fully committed and United in our collective struggles as we believe that Workers United, can never be defeated.
“The general public are implored to ignore these mischief makers and Security Agencies are hereby called upon to fully investigate this panic creating news items as the citizens are already going through enough tough times and situations.”