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03 April 2020

NUPENG raises alarm of non-provision over sanitisers, safety kits to petrol station workers

Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has raised the alarm that many filling station owners had not provided hand sanitisers and other safety kits to the petrol station workers, PSW.

The union said the negligence had exposed the workers other Nigerians to the risk of coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. President of NUPENG, Prince Williams Akporeha, said this during a monitoring exercise to some fuel depots and filling stations in parts of Lagos, including Apapa, alongside the union’s General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, and other officials. Akporeha appealed to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and other organisations to hasten their promise to provide sanitisers and other safety kits to tanker drivers among other oil workers.

He said it will complement the ones provided by NUPENG as part of efforts at ensuring maximum protection of petroleum tanker drivers, PTD, and other oil workers on essential services during this critical period.

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