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Tanker Drivers Meet NNPCL, NMDPRA Over Crisis

  The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers have said they are currently in talks with government agencies such as … Continue reading Tanker Drivers Meet NNPCL, NMDPRA Over Crisis


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The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers have said they are currently in talks with government agencies such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Agency (NMDPRA) over possible ways to resolve the operational challenges being faced by their members, Channels Television has exclusively gathered.  

Executive Secretary, NARTO, Chief Aloga Ogbogo told our correspondent that discussions are progressing and have reached “an appreciable stage”.

The development comes following a letter signed by Othman to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), which indicated that service withdrawal commenced on Monday.

National President of the Association, Yusuf  Lawal Othman had last week, said its members would embark on a nationwide strike due to economic hardship caused by high operational costs and low freight rates.

The Association said it had made several efforts to negotiate with the Major Energy Marketers Association of Nigeria, (MEMAN) and other critical stakeholders in the industry for appropriate and commensurate freight rates for its operations but received no positive responses.

However, Aloga told Channels Television that discussions have commenced with the NNPCL, NMDPRA and MEMAN and were progressing toward reaching an agreement.

He however said the strike would “continue for as long as discussions lasted”.