It was a big relief yesterday, Monday April 3 2017, as the petroleum tanker drivers suspended its planned strike after the first day in action.
Mr Tokunbo Korodo, the South West zonal chairman of NUPENG who confirmed the suspension through a text said: “We have just finished discussion with the Federal Government and the strike has been suspended now.”
Corroborating Mr. Korodo, President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, also confirmed that the strike had been called off saying the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources , Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has approved an increase of the tanker drivers’ bridging allowance from N6.20 to N7.20.
He noted that the grouse of the drivers are poor working conditions and welfare package, among others.
The NUPENG President said the Federal Government had ignored several appeals by the union to help improve the welfare of the drivers.