Fuel scarcity hits Port Harcourt as oil workers begin strike

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Fuel scarcity has hit Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital following the strike embarked upon by members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). Our Correspondent in Port Harcourt reports that the industrial action by the oil workers led to the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). Daily Trust gathered that NUPENG embarked on strike over alleged attack on one of its members and burning of its truck by people from Eleme Local Government Area of the state.  PENGASSAN on its part, is demanding the reinstatement of some of its members, who were sacked by the management of Vam, an   oil servicing firm based in Onne.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner for Energy, Kigsley  Amadi  has assured that petroleum products will soon be available at all petrol stations in the state as according to him, the  problems that led to the scarcity of the product have been resolved.
“The situation is now under control. I assure you that by tomorrow, there will be no queue at any petrol station in the state. The problem is not from owners of filling stations, but from the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association. But, we have sorted that out today, may be, by tomorrow, there will start loading at the deport,” he said.

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