Oil workers may embark on industrial action should the Federal Government fails to fix all dilapidated nation’s roads.
This is coming as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG has threatened to embark on strike action without notice if the 10 oil workers kidnapped at sea in Port Harcourt were not released.
The Union’s President,Williams Akporeha, at a media briefing, after the virtual National Executive Council, NEC meeting, announced NUPENG had given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to begin total rehabilitation of the roads to save lives and properties and can no longer tolerate the current situation of things.
He also raised the alarm that most of the nation’s roads have become death traps for the union’s members, particularly Calabar-Itu-Uyo, Port-harcourt – Aba, Mokwa-Jebba – Kaduna, Port-Harcourt-Owerri, Warri-Benin-Auchi-Okene-Lokoja stretch.
Akporeha explained that the issues of bad roads is further compounded by the various security agencies who now set up multiple checkpoints on the deplorable roads to exploit and extort money from motorists.