BREAKING: NUPENG CALLS OFF STRIKE IN LAGOS
National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has called off its strike.
This was disclosed in a joint communique issued by the Lagos State Government and representatives of NUPENG following the outcome of a meeting held today, Monday, August 10.
The communique disclosed some of the decisions taken at the meeting stated below:
The State Government will meet with the heads of all security agencies and secure their commitment to ensure the free passage of petroleum products vehicles given their importance to economy.
The menace of area boys will be handled by relevant government agencies and a dedicated phone number will be established, within the next week, to ensure that Petroleum Products transporters have prompt access to security agencies
The issue of extra-ordinary levies by a particular local government will be investigated and local government will immediately be advised to collect only levies that are legally due.
It is understood by the parties that road works are a necessary path to progress; the state
government will continue to relate with all road users in the planning and execution of road
works in the state
The downstream petroleum union has committed to ensuring that all tankers are loaded
within the capacities provided for in the regulations and communicated by DPR.
Timing of Movement
Lagos State wikI, within the next one week, review the restriction of timing of move of the petroleum tankers and advise a resolution to ease their access to the tank farms. Union also notes that the ongoing road works are a temporary inhibitor of movement.
Lagos State Government will immediately set up a standing Committee to relate with the Union on an ongoing basis to address any issues as they arise