Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, a branch of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, has come out to say that they will not be going on strike on Monday as is being rumoured.
According to The PTD’S National chairman, Comrade Salimon Akanni Oladiti, the 3 days strike notice given to the Federal Government which has been trending on social media is false.
He urged Nigerians to pay no attention to the rumour targeted at causing panic in the country.
“Our attention has been drawn to a very mischievous and unfounded rumour circulating in the social media platforms that the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG issued 3 days ultimatum to the federal government of Nigeria.
“We strongly deny this information which is false, unfounded and calculated attempt to cause mischief and panic in the country.
“As a matter of fact, the leadership of the branch met with the minister of works, housing and power on Thursday 1st February 2018 where comprehensive reports of all the ongoing repairs and reconstructions of damaged highways were discussed and deliberated upon with further assurances of immediate palliative works on those that are in very terrible state presently.
“We want to also use this medium to assure the general public that our members will ensure that products are delivered to the fuel stations anytime products are available at the depots. There is no need to panic because we are not going on any strike. Similarly, we assure all our members that we shall not relent in ensuring that their interests and well-being receive adequate attentions and considerations at all time.” He said