The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG has directed petroleum tanker drivers to suspend their services from Lagos State effective August 10.

The Union gave the directive in a statement signed by its National President, Williams Akporeha, and the General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi.

NUPENG explained that the move followed the failure of various authorities in the state to address three major issues that had caused petroleum tanker drivers pains in the state for several months.

It also lamented that it is sad and disheartening to note here that they have made several appeals and reports to the Lagos State Government and the Presidential Task Force for the decongestion of Apapa on these challenges but all to no avail.

NUPENG noted that they are left with no other option but to order the withdrawal of their services in Lagos until the State Government and other relevant stakeholders address these critical challenges.

It added that it had made wide consultations with various leadership organs of its union and with other key stakeholders in the oil and gas industry.