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Oil workers threaten strike

08 August 2016, 16:16

Abuja - The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) Workers, have said it will embark on the industrial action in the coming days if the federal government fails to repair the Calabar-Itu Road and the Ikom-Ogoja road as the sufferings encountered by its workers on these roads is becoming unbearable, Channels report.

According to the National Treasurer, Petroleum Tanker Drivers many of its members who loaded petroleum products in the past weeks have not had accessed routes for distribution of the products outside Calabar.

Also read: FG, oil workers' meeting resumes today

Speaking at the failed portions of the road, the NUPENG National representative said the Union will embark on the industrial action in the coming days if nothing concrete is done on the roads to alleviate the sufferings of the masses.

Thousands of heavy duty tankers as well as smaller vehicles ply these routes on a daily basis for commercial purposes outside the state.

The road constructed over four decades ago has made residents in recent times be subjected to continuous suffering, as they have had to spend hours and in some cases days and weeks without getting to their destinations.

- News 24


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