Truck drivers join NUPENG strike over extortion, bad roads

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Truck drivers join NUPENG strike over extortion, bad roads


Abiola Seun   |   

The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) would join the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG) in withdrawing their services due to bad road and extortions on the port access road.

The strike action,  according to the spokesman of the association, Mr. Yinka Aroyewun, will begin from Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

He said the decision was in solidarity with the petroleum tanker drivers group that had earlier announced service withdrawal  from Monday, August 10.

Aroyewun said that members of AMATO suffer an unfriendly work environment as a result of ill-treatment by security agencies.

He said: “We are in solidarity with the petroleum tanker drivers because, we suffer the same thing from law enforcement agencies; they extort our members and maltreat our people. They vandalise our trucks.

“The cost of running our business has to consider the agencies of government, especially on the port access roads. 
“We need government to intervene because it makes our work environment very unbearable, and drivers stay on the road for weeks and on for months.

“They will withdraw services on Monday, but we as container truck operators will join on Tuesday” he stated.
 
 

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