The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG has directed its members to stop the distribution of fuel to any part of Rivers State.
It was also gathered that the Independent Marketers Association IMAN of Nigeria has instructed its members to shut down their petrol filling stations over an alleged arrest of two tanker drivers and seizure of their trucks by the Rivers State task force on decongestion of roads.
The directive indicated that NUPENG and other related bodies decried alleged harassment of their members, adding that the strike would go on until the matter was settle.
NUPENG’s Port Harcourt Zonal Chairman Alex Agwanwor said they are embarking on strike because of members of the union currently in police custody.
Agwanwor, who is also NUPENG’s National Treasurer, explained that members of the union would not work until the tanker drivers and seized trucks were released.