Oil and Gas
Fuel: Transporters group commend Kyari, Minister, suspends strike plan
The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Limited, NNPL, Mele Abba Kyari has been commended over the improvement of fuel across filling stations in the country.
The commendation was coming from the
transporters who threatened a 78-hour ultimatum to occupy the headquarters of the Nigeria National Petroleum Limited, NNPL over acute fuel and gasoline scarcity. com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">
They said, the proposed strike action has been suspended, given that the GMD, Mele Kyari and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipreye Sylva have woken up to the task to resolve the fuel crisis.
On Monday, 6th February, 2023, the groups which identified themselves as Commercial Motorcycles Association of Nigeria, (COMAN), Tricycles Owners Association of Nigeria (TOWAN), National Association of Traders of Nigeria, (NASTAN), Luxurious Bus Operators Union (LUBOU), Market Women Association of Nigeria (MAWAN) and Trailer Drivers Association of Nigeria, TADAN issued a Communique, and gave a 78-hour to the NNPL to resolve fuel crisis.
In a statement which was issued on Sunday by the leaders, Chief Boniface Ogwu Ikedi, Dr Basil Ahoade Ekanem and four others praised the NNPL for ease of fuel scarcity, urging for its sustainability at.this critical time.
In the warning strike action, the groups demanded for the removal of Mele Abba Kyari and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipreye Sylva as part of moves to resolve crisis, but in a statement issued by their National Chairmen, and signed by Chief Boniface Ogwu Ikedi and Dr Basil Ahoade Ekanem on behalf of four others said, the put-off of strike action was as a result of improvement in availability of fuel across the country.
The group stated: “Our members have monitored activities of some filling stations across the six geographical zones and discovered availability of fuel with a fair pump price adjusted between N195 to N198 per litre.”
Accordingly, the groups said the red alert issued to our members have been withdrawn, while they have been asked to go about their normal businesses.
The statement read: “We acknowledged prompt intervention in the fuel scarcity which has led to its availability across the country.
“We commend the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Limited, NNPL, Mele Abba Kyari and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipreye Sylva for their effort so far, no doubt made fuel available.”
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