How NNPC Pleads To Petroleum Tanker Drivers Not To Go On Strike
Iexclusivenews Nigeria reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on Petroleum Tanker Drivers to put off their scheduled strike in the benefit of the Nigerian people.
The strike is against the state of roads in different parts of Nigeria that are utilized to transport goods and services, especially petroleum products.
Even though it is not the NNPC’s obligation to develop or renovate highways, any disruption in the distribution of petroleum products to various regions of Nigeria will harm the NNPC’s business and jeopardize the country’s energy security, which it has enjoyed for a long time.
In acknowledgement of this, the NNPC wishes to reassure Petroleum Tanker Drivers that, in addition to other government agencies’ continued efforts, the NNPC has started a process that would give a swift and effective solution to the PTD’s road network difficulties.
The NNPC has expressed interest in investing in the reconstruction of select Federal roads under the Federal Government’s Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Task Credit Scheme, having recognized that a lack of funds is the main factor slowing down the rehabilitation of the country’s road networks.
The NNPC’s assistance is aimed at making significant money available for road restoration under its Future Tax Liability.
The NNPC, as a responsible corporate body, acknowledges the PTD’s valid concerns; however, we urge the PTD’s leadership and members to reconsider their decision in the national interest.
As a result, we urge PTD to call off the strike immediately and allow the government and its agencies a chance to resolve the issues in the best interests of all.
We also highly advise Nigerians not to panic buy petroleum goods because the NNPC has enough supplies to sustain them through the holiday season and beyond.
Garba Deen Muhammad
Group General Manager
Group Public Affairs Division