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Strike by tanker drivers suspended, loading at private depot resume today

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
16 September 2022   |   1:36 am
The strike embarked on by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Rivers State on Monday has been suspended indefinitely.

Tanker Drivers

The strike embarked on by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Rivers State on Monday has been suspended indefinitely.
The suspension follows the intervention by the Rivers State Government, the Commissioner of Police, and all the Stakeholders involved.

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, as was gathered had met with the stakeholders involved in the petrol situation in the state.

It was gathered that the seizure of some petrol tankers and imposition of multiple levies by the government using her task force aided by security agencies are among the key issues being sorted out.

The outcome of the meeting, as anticipated, resulted in the tanker drivers resuming operations to end the scarcity of petrol at the filling stations in the state.

Although fillers from sources indicated that It’s also expected to stabilize the cost currently hiked by marketers at about N300 per litre as queues continue to build up in filling stations.

At the moment the product sells between N500 and N800 per litre on the black market doubling the cost of transport.

However, this means that loading activities at the various private depots in the state will resume today, immediately.