1st December, 2010
The long queues witnessed in Lagos filing stations yesterday have vanished,Â following the suspension of the seven-day warning strike embarked upon by tankerÂ drivers under the aegis of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,Â NUPENG.
In most of the filling stations visited this morning in Lagos, the long queues haveÂ reduced drastically as motorists now buy fuel with ease. Investigations alsoÂ revealed that the queues at the filling stations in Abuja are getting thinner andÂ thinner as more stations receive supply of fuel.
The strike was suspended yesterday night, 10 hours after NUPENG representatives ledÂ by Achese Igwe met with government officials.
The tanker drivers were protesting the killing of one of their members in Jos,Â Plateau State.
According to the tanker drivers, the federal government did not take action againstÂ those that killed their colleague and did not even compensate the deceased family.