BREAKING! Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Threatens To Shut Down Over Covid-19, Releases Date

Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Threatens To Shut Down From Friday Over Covid-19


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers
, NUPENG, said it is closely monitoring circumstances around the outbreak of coronavirus in the country as it considers shutting down activities to prioritise the safety of its members.


The body noted that its members are plausibly at high risk as they go on to render their "indispensable services" to the nation in these critical times.

In a statement on Tuesday by its President and General Secretary, Prince Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale, respectively, NUPENG threatened to withdraw members from in the informal sector from their duty posts in the next 72 hours if the risk exposures worsens.

Its members said to be exposed to risk include: Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, Petrol Station Workers, PSW, Petroleum Depots Workers, PDW, Independent Marketers Employees, IME, Oil and Gas Suppliers, OGS, Surface Tankers Kerosene Peddlers, SUKATEP, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers, LPGAR, etc.


The statement reads in part “In view of the growing cases of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID 19, pandemic and the stay at home orders given by the Federal Government and states governments, the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, is seriously concerned with the health and safety of our very vulnerable members who are rendering critical services to the nation on a daily basis in these critical times.

"These sets of workers include the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Petrol Stations Workers, Petroleum Products Depots Workers and others who in the course of serving the nation become highly vulnerable to the virus.



“At this crucial time, NUPENG is seriously monitoring the unfolding situation while also putting into account the safety and welfare of these vulnerable and integral segments of our membership which are of paramount concern to us.

“In the light of the above, the Union may be forced to give some harsh but necessary and important directives within the next 72 hours with respect to the safety of these set of workers who are our members in the informal sector, and they include the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, Petrol Station Workers, PSW, Petroleum Depots Workers, Independent Marketers Employees, Oil and Gas Suppliers, OGS, Surface Tankers Kerosene Peddlers, SUKATEP, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers, LPGAR, etc.

“Rest assured that the leadership of the Union will not forsake you at this precarious moment and we equally urge you to remain, good ambassadors, law-abiding and disciplined in your conducts.

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