Fuel strike hits Nigeria
ONITSHA: A Nigerian oil labour union has begun a nationwide strike hitting petrol stations and oil tankers, while oil industry workers have shut down seven crude flow stations in the Niger Delta, a union official said yesterday.
The strike is in protest over pay and job losses. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (Nupeng) is one of several labour unions that have criticised oil companies for sacking workers in the last few months. “Filling stations, petrol tankers and all Nupeng members are involved,” a union spokesman said.