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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas has suspended it’s planned strike that was expected to begin midnight Sunday.

The announcement was contained in a press release was signed by the President and General Secretary of the Union, Comrade William Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale respectively and which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja on Sunday, stating that an understanding has been reached between the Union and the appropriate authority towards resolving their demands within the time frame.

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The statement read: “The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers hereby announced the suspension of the intended withdrawal of the services of Petroleum Tanker Drivers earlier scheduled to commence midnight of Sunday, 10th October 2021 following the understanding reached with the Union by the management of NNPC at a meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State, today, 10th October 2021 and the expected outcome of the follow up meeting that is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 12, October 2021 in Abuja as contained in the communique issued today. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The suspension of our planned action is predicated on our belief that the understanding reached with the government today as well as at meeting of Tuesday 12th, October 2021 will be fulfilled to the letters.

The union pleaded with Nigerians for their understanding, stating that they didn’t intend to inflict hardship on the citizens.

They further maintained that the union members would down tools without prior notice if government derelicted on the implementation of their demands as agreed.

“We wish to clearly made it known to all well meaning Nigerians that have variously appealed to us on these issues that our planned was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on our highways for the good of lives and properties.

“We are well aware of the impacts our actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large, but we cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in our industry.

“In the light of the above, the Union will not hesitate to re-commence the action without any notice if the understanding reached in these two meetings are not fully implemented within the timeframe agreed.

“With this , our Petroleum Tanker Drivers are hereby directed to continue providing services for the efficient and effective distribution of Petroleum products to homes and workplaces across the country.

“Our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong”, the statement concluded.

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