The Lagos State branch of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers have written to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to check the activities of persons it described as unscrupulous elements harassing its members.
The letter, dated October 28, 2022, said the union was deeply constrained to bring to the governor’s urgent attention, the unwholesome activities of some criminal elements parading themselves along the Lekki Free Trade Zone road, Eleko Ibeju, Lekki, as community youths under the name of Indigenous Unity Forum.
The association alleged that the youths had been intimidating, and extorting money from petroleum truck drivers, who are NUPENG/PTD members plying the road.
The association, which threatened to down tools if their plight was not addressed, said it was only out to serve Lagos State and the nation in general, for effective and efficient distribution of Petroleum Products for Industrial and Domestic use.
The statement partly read, “We have no other duty and obligation than to demand that your Excellency should as matter of urgency put a final stop to the unwholesome activities of these criminals and similar elements across the State, otherwise we would have no other options than to direct our members, that, for the sake of safety to their lives and properties, to stay off the entire Lagos State until sanity, law and order are restored.”