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Fuel Queue Eases As Strike Ends

A Taxi driver filling his car with fuel bought from black market despite the call off strike by NUPENG workers today. PHOTOS: Idowu Ogunleye.

Taxi driver filling his car with fuel bought from black market despite the call off strike by NUPENG workers today. PHOTOS: Idowu Ogunleye.

The long queues witnessed in Lagos filing stations yesterday have vanished,  following the suspension of the seven-day warning strike embarked upon by tanker  drivers under the aegis of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,  NUPENG.

•A Taxi driver filling his car with fuel bought from black market despite the call off strike by NUPENG workers today. PHOTOS: Idowu Ogunleye.

In most of the filling stations visited this morning in Lagos, the long queues have  reduced drastically as motorists now buy fuel with ease. Investigations also  revealed that the queues at the filling stations in Abuja are getting thinner and  thinner as more stations receive supply of fuel.

The strike was suspended yesterday night, 10 hours after NUPENG representatives led  by Achese Igwe met with government officials.

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The tanker drivers were protesting the killing of one of their members in Jos,  Plateau State.

According to the tanker drivers, the federal government did not take action against  those that killed their colleague and did not even compensate the deceased family.

—Bayo Adetu

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