Oil & Gas

NNPC pleads with petroleum tanker drivers to shelve planned strike

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pleaded with petroleum tanker drivers to immediately shelve their planned strike in order not to further hurt the economy and Nigerians in general.
This was contained in a statement credited to NNPC spokesman, Garba Deen.

The drivers’ strike is intended to pressure the Nigerian government to immediately address the deplorable state of roads in various parts of the country which are used for the distribution of goods and services including petroleum products.

Deen said: “While it is not the responsibility of the NNPC to build or rehabilitate roads, the national oil company understands that any disruption in the distribution of petroleum products to different parts of Nigeria will adversely affect the business of the NNPC and endanger energy security, which the country has enjoyed in recent times.

“In recognition of this, the NNPC wishes to assure the petroleum tanker drivers that, in addition to the ongoing efforts by other agencies of government, the NNPC has initiated a process that will provide a quick and effective solution to the road network challenges as expressed by the PTD,” he stated.

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