The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Tuesday appealed to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase the supply of petroleum products to its depot in Apapa.
Chairman, South-West Chapter of the union, Tokunbo Korodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the product was hardly available at the NNPC Apapa depot.
“Our members are eager to collect the product from the depot but there is hardly any product at the Apapa depot. Even some private depots that have the product are selling at more than the stipulated price. It is of no use for our members to be coming to the depot on daily basis without loading the product,” he said.
Korodo said that there were issues on ground for the union to go on strike but because of the coming general elections and the present scarcity, they decided to suspend the idea.
“We have labour issues with Chevron Company, Total Oil and even the Federal Government but we decided to wait and see the end of this scarcity.
“Let it be known that our tanker drivers are not on strike, we are ready to go the extra mile to end this scarcity.
“We appeal to the Ministry of Finance to resolve whatever they have with oil marketers so that importations of products will commerce.
“The NNPC cannot supply the product all alone,” he said.
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