Fuel queues will now disappear in filling stations across Rivers State as the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG has suspended its twelve day old strike.
NUPENG had on June nine embarked on an indefinite strike in solidarity with over two hundred and fifty of its members who were unlawfully sacked by five oil companies in Rivers and Bayelsa State.
The Acting Eastern Zonal Chairman of NUPENG Charles Aleto while announcing the suspension of the strike last night directed its members and petroleum tankers drivers to immediately commence the loading of premium motor spirit PMS.
Charles Eleto said the decision of union to suspend the strike action was after an intervention from the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike
On his part, the National Industrial Relations Officer of NUPENG Bassey Harry directed all petroleum deport to load trucks servicing Rivers State first before any other State.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources Shedrack Ogbogu announced that all stakeholders involved in the strike will have a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday, June twenty second at Government House.