NUPENG threatens strike in Lagos over louts’ extortion   

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has threatened to steer clear of Lagos roads in protest of extortion they face in the hands of louts. 

The union’s threat was a contained in a letter they authored to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu where they related the ugly situation louts in the state subjected truck drivers carrying products associated with their members to, to which they threatened to go off the roads if the issue is not addressed. 

The letter reads in part: “We are deeply constrained to bring to your urgent attention, the unwholesome activities of some criminal elements parading themselves along Lekki Free Trade Zone Road, Eleko Ibeju, Lekki, as community youths under the name of Indigenous Unity Forum, harassing, intimidating, and extorting money from every petroleum truck drivers, who are NUPENG/PTD members plying the road. 

“We have no other obligation than to demand that your Excellency, as a matter of urgency, put a final stop to the unwholesome activities of these criminals and similar elements across the state. Otherwise, we would have no other option than to direct our members, for the sake of the safety of their lives and property, to stay off the entire Lagos State until sanity, law and order are restored.” 



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