By Chioma Iruke
National Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG) has announced the suspension of its planned strike.
The strike, which would have kicked off on Monday, October 11, was shelved because of the intervention of the Federal Government, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, South-West Zonal Chairman of NUPENG said.
He added that the suspension will allow the union’s representatives and government representatives address the knotty issues at stake.
“The leadership of the union after a brief meeting with representatives of government decided to suspend the strike in the interest of the nation.
“The meeting with the government continues during the week with the assurance that the union grievances will be positively addressed,” he said.
The Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) had announced that it was embarking on a strike action due to the deplorable state of the nation’s highways and other issues.
It lamented that the union has lost many lives and properties due to bad roads.