Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

Tanker drivers heading to tank farms operating at the Ibafon area of Apapa, Lagos last week blocked the road, disrupting human and vehicular movement for several days.
The gridlock, which extended from the Ibafon/Kirikiri/Mile2 to the Cele-Ijesha axis forcing commuters to trek long distances, was caused by the large number of tanker drivers who stormed private tank farms in the area in search of petroleum products.
The tankers were said to have converged at the axis because they could not get the product from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depots as the workers were on industrial action over pension issues.

NNPC and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) workers under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) had downed tools to protest the demand by the National Pension Commission, PenCom, for the unions to stop in-house pension fund management system and adopt the open pension system.

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