The leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), a division of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has called on security agencies in the country to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for the alleged strike announcement by the union, which was not part of their scheduled plans.
In a statement by the National Chairman of PTD, Augustine Egbon, released on Tuesday, it emphasized the need for these individuals to face legal consequences, stating that their actions could lead to social and economic unrest.
The statement clarified that Gbenga Olawale and Adekunle Rufai, who issued the strike announcement, are not genuine members of the PTD. Their names are reportedly not on the list of Ibadan depot executives of the PTD, and they are not listed as ex-officials of the PTD, as they claimed.
PTD emphasized that the motive behind the circulated information was to create unwarranted panic in the petroleum products distribution supply chain by spreading false news.
The statement concluded by urging security agencies to thoroughly investigate and prosecute those responsible for disseminating panic-inducing news, considering the challenges citizens are already facing.