The national executive council of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) Tanker drivers’ branch, has ordered its members across the country to withdraw their services if installation of Safety valve is not made mandatory in all petroleum trucks with effect from May 1, 2021.
The directive, the union said, became necessary in view of the fact that tanker drivers are usually the first casualties in any situation of fire accidents involving petroleum trucks.
The union, also in a communique, said it would no longer be able to guarantee the continued service of it’s members in the petroleum products distribution across the country if a new conditions of service for Petroleum Tanker Drivers is not provided for in the next fourteen days with effect from today 27th day of March 2021.
“The Branch Executive Council in session is not unmindful of the pains and discomforts our decisions and intending actions will have on the general public but these are hard and difficult decisions we must take for the sake of our members and even the general public. Our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong”, the communique signed by the union branch chairman, Salmon Akanni Oladiti stated.