Coronavirus: Fuel Scarcity Looms, NUPENG To Order Sit-At-Home Order From Friday

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Nigeria be hit by Fuel scarcity as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) set to observe sit-at- due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

NUPENG has expressed concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic saying it order its members and those of affiliates to stay at Friday if the well-being of tanker drivers, marketers, suppliers among others not guaranteed and this is set to cause scarcity of fuel.

In a statement on Tuesday night by National President, Williams Eniredonana Akporeha and Secretary, Afolabi Olawale, it noted that its members render critical services to the nation on a daily basis in these critical times.

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

“NUPENG is 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 read.

“In the light of the above, the Union be forced to direct these workers to stay at with effect from 00:00hrs on Friday 27th March 2020, this is a very difficult decision but necessary and important with respect to the safety of these set of workers.”