The Nigerian National Crude oil Corporation, NNPC has called on crude oil tanker drivers to call up off its planned strike in the involvement and welfare of Nigerians.
NNPC’s spokesman, Garbadeen Muhammad, made the call up in a statement on Lord’s Day in Abuja.
Reacting, Muhammad said piece it is not the responsibleness of the NNPC to build or rehabilitate roads, whatever disruption in the distribution of crude oil products will adversely impact the business of the NNPC.
According to him, the NNPC assures that in add-on to on-going efforts by other authorities agencies, NNPC has initiated a physical process to a quick and effective solution to the route network challenges in the country.
“NNPC as a responsible corporate entity recognises the legal concerns of the tanker drivers.
“We, notwithstanding, appeal to the leadership of the drivers to reconsider their choice in overall national involvement.
“Accordingly, we urge crude oil tanker drivers to straight off call up off the strike notice and give the current efforts by authorities and its agencies a chance to solve the challenges in the involvement of all.
“We also want to strongly advice Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of crude oil products as the NNPC has sufficient stock to in conclusion through this festive flavour and beyond,’’ he Muhammad said.
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