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Fuel Scarcity: Oil Workers Suspend Strike In Rivers, Bayelsa

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG has suspended its twelve day-old strike.

Tanker drivers are expected to resume lifting of petroleum products with immediate effect.

Fuel queues will now disappear in filling stations across Rivers State.

NUPENG had on June 9 embarked on an indefinite strike, in solidarity with over two hundred and fifty of its members who were allegedly unlawfully sacked by five oil companies in Rivers and Bayelsa States.

The Acting Eastern Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Charles Aleto while announcing the suspension of the strike last night directed its members and petroleum tanker drivers to immediately commence the loading of premium motor spirit PMS.

Charles Eleto said the decision of the union to suspend the strike action was after an intervention from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

On his part, the National Industrial Relations Officer of NUPENG, Bassey Harry has directed all petroleum deport to load trucks servicing Rivers State first before any other State.

The Rivers State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources Shedrack Ogbogu announced that all stakeholders involved in the strike will have a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday, June 22 at Government House, Port Harcourt.