Real Reason Petroleum Tanker Drivers Are Going On Strike

The Petroleum Tankers Drivers Association has said its planned strike will begin on Monday as planned because the association has not reached any agreement with the Lagos State Government.

The National Chairman of PTDA, Mr Salimonu Oladiti, said this in an interview in Ibadan on Sunday.

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Oladiti said, “We don’t have much to say. If the issues of extortion and harassment of our members are addressed, we won’t go on strike but if the issues are not addressed, we will go on with it.

“We are not happy to disrupt fuel supply because we know the effect but we cannot continue to cope with the problems.”

Thirty thousand to forty thousand Naira collected daily from tanker drivers at the main entrance of the port by security agencies and the port authorities.

The union, in the statement further, said it can no longer continue that way if the state government and the port authority cannot do something about it.

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