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Rivers Fuel Crisis: Tanker drivers suspends strike on union, security agreements

The Petroleum tanker drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Association of Nigeria, NUPENG has suspended its five-day strike action which paralyzed vehicular movement in Rivers State.

The protest was against illegal levies collection and impoundment of Petroleum Products tankers by security personnel.

The suspension came through a resolution by members of the petroleum products distribution chain Unions and security agencies meeting in Rivers State.

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The Downfold by members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN Port Harcourt Zone over allegations of illegal levies collection by security personnel at various loading depots.

Metamorphosed into other down tools by members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association of Nigeria, leading to the fuel scarcity that has rocked Rivers State since Monday this week, has been resolved.

The Petroleum Products Dealers while commending the efforts of all the stakeholders who waded into the crisis for a peaceful resolution, called on other key actors to play by the rules to avert further breaks in the petroleum products supply chain in Rivers State.

You would recall that residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have been witnessing fuel scarcity since Monday this week.

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