THERE are solid signs that Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, part of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, may start a cross country strike any second from today over the unfortunate states of government streets the nation over and two other forthcoming issues.
Different complaints of the big hauler drivers are seen refusal of the central government to uphold the necessary establishment of security valve in all petrol trucks to shield the inflammable substance from gushing out over in a circumstance of street disasters and asserted proceeded with maltreatment of the weight limit of Petroleum trucks by advertisers and carriers the nation over.
Review that heads of PTD had on September 25, given an October 8, 2021 cutoff time to the Federal Government to resolve these forthcoming issues, bombing which individuals would down devices and resume the cross country strike prior booked for March 27, 2021, however was racked after affirmations by the public authority that the issues would be tended to.
Vanguard examination uncovered that since the strike notice was given on September 25, and October 7, not just had requests not been tended to, there had not been endeavors by the public authority or its representatives to connect with the association.
An authority of PTD who addressed Vanguard on state of obscurity, said “I don’t have anything to tell you other than that our final proposal will lapse tomorrow (Friday, October cool. As at today, Thursday, October 7, nothing has changed. The final offer remains alive.”
On what will occur after the termination, he said “the report we gave on September 25, 2021 in Enugu has clarified our next line of activity. Remember, since Monday September 27, we have been on a work-to-lead activity as per the report. All things considered, on the off chance that you should know, the cross country might start this end of the week or any second after tomorrow (Friday).”
Heads of PTD had in a report given toward the finish of its Branch Executive Council, BEC, meeting in Enugu, individuals set out to start a work-to-control activity from Monday, September 27.
The report said among others, “Gathering in meeting saw with grave concerns and dissatisfaction the despicable and disgraceful states of the Nigeria expressways inspite of a few calls and dangers we have given to the different layers of legislatures. These parkways have gone to death traps and lairs of trucks robbers for the Petroleum Tanker Drivers. Our individuals are losing their lives and wellsprings of business on hourly premise.
“The rundown of these interstates is perpetual and Petroleum Tanker Drivers have been going through nerve racking circumstances even while delivering magnanimous public administrations, to guarantee conveyance of Petroleum items to homes and plants everywhere of this nation, day and evenings, in great and terrible climate.”
On Trucks Safety Valve, the report said “The Branch Executive Council in meeting investigated with bitterness, torments and profound concerns the suspension of the final offer gave by the Branch Executive Council on the 27th March 2021 over the expanding pace of fire frequencies including oil trucks with going with huge annihilation of lives and properties of our individuals and overall population.”