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Fuel Scarcity May Appear As NUPENG Asks Members To Stay At Home From Friday

To curtail further spread of the coronavirus, the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has hinted that its members will join others to sit at home as from March 27, 2020.

The National President, Williams Eniredonana Akporeha and General Secretary, Afolabi Olawale in an official statement said that it may order its members and those of affiliates to sit at home as from Friday if their safety was not assured.

It noted that the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), Petrol Station Workers (PSW), Petroleum Depots Workers, Independent Marketers Employees, Oil and Gas Suppliers (OGS), Surface Tankers Kerosene Peddlers (SUKATEP), Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers, (LPGAR) and others were becoming highly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

NUPENG Asks Members To Stay At Home From Friday
Fuel scarcity in Nigeria

The body stressed that its members have been up and doing in rendering services to the nation but may be forced to direct these workers to stay at home with effect from 00:00hrs on Friday 27th March 2020.

”This is a very difficult decision but necessary and important for the safety of these set of workers”.

”We are seriously monitoring the unfolding situation while also putting into account the safety and welfare of these vulnerable and integral segments of our membership, which are of paramount concern to us”, it added.

NUPENG urged its members to remain, good ambassadors, law-abiding and disciplined and prayed that health experts find a lasting solution to the coronavirus.

It also used the medium to call on Nigerians to practice personal hygiene as measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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