- Residents in Kaduna may begin to experience scarcity of petroleum products anytime soon
- This is as petrol tankers drivers who operate on the platform of NUPENG have told to suspend their services
- This directive was given on Wednesday, May 12, by the leadership of the agency
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Members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Kaduna have been ordered by the leadership of the associated to suspended their services in the state.
The crucial directive, given in a letter signed by NUPENG's general secretary, Afolabi Olawale, is in adherence to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)'s five-day working strike, Daily Nigerian reports.
Olawale's order was specifically given to the petroleum tanker drivers chapter of NUPENG in the state on Wednesday, May 12.
The agency's boss explained that compliance with the directive was necessary for the thorough execution of the campaign against alleged anti-labour practices of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The local online newspaper noted that the order came on the heels of the sack of more than 4,000 workers in the state.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had insisted there is no increase in the ex-depot price of petrol in the month of March.
The corporation said this following the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)'s projection of the price of petrol at N212.11 per litre.
The NNPC stated its position in a tweet via its official handle sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, March 12.
Nevertheless, Nigerians still wanted the NNPC to issue a clearer and detailed statement regarding the development.
A Twitter user, Ayodele Daramola, @AyodeleDaramola, said in reaction to the NNPC's brief statement:
"You need to explain what you mean, PPPRA announced N209-212, pumps have been adjusted accordingly and yet you said no increase in ex-depot price. Please let's know what you mean, you need to break it down for us."