Fuel scarcity looms as tanker drivers threaten strike over state of roads

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has threatened to withdraw its service if the Eleme Junction Road leading to the Port Harcourt Refinery in Rivers State, was not repaired.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday, National President of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Mr Salimon Oladiti, said that some members of the group had suffered various degrees of injuries as a result of accidents caused by the bad road.

He said that as a result that particular portion of the road, about 80 per cent his members now avoid that area and come to Lagos from Port Harcourt to load products, adding that with the influx of tankers into Lagosover-stretch facilities in the West Zone of the group.
“Trucks fall on a daily basis and people are killed in the process and our members are also losing their trucks.”