NUPENG must call off December 11 strike -NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) in Abuja on Sunday has called petroleum tanker drivers to call off their December 11 strike .

NNPC's spokesperson, Garbadeen Muhhamed said , "While it is not the responsibility of the NNPC to construct or rehabilitate roads, any form of disruption in the distribution of petroleum products will adversely affect the business of the Corporation .

"It will also endanger energy security, which the country has enjoyed for a long time now ",he added.

Mr Muhhamed, in his speech said, the corporation has initiated a process to quickly resolve the bad road challenges across the country, adding that it had expressed interest to invest in the reconstruction of federal roads across the nation .

He said the corporation while recognising NUPENG's legitimate concerns and the tanker drivers right to a peaceful protest, however was appealing to them to "reconsider their decision in the interest of the whole nation",asking them to immediately call off the strike notice and give the current efforts by the government and its agencies a chance to solve the challenges in interest of all.

Mr Muhhamed also advice Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of petroleum products as the corporation has sufficient stock to last through this festive season .

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