PTD Calls off Planned Strike

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) have called off their planned strike action.

This development came after intensive engagement involving the leadership of the PTD, NNPC officials and other government agencies.

NNPC wishes to appreciate the maturity and patriotism of the leadership of the PTD; and to also reiterate its resolve to actively participate in finding a quick and effective solution to the concerns raised by the PTD.

However, the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers had earlier announced the suspension of intended withdrawal of services of PTD 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, 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.

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

The Union wishes to clearly make it known to all well-meaning Nigerians that have variously appealed to it on these issues that its planned was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on the country’s highways for the good of lives and properties.

The Union is well aware of the impacts its actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large but it cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in the 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, 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.

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