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Nigeria Fuel Tanker Drivers Threatens To Stop Due To Fuel Scarcity

 The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), citing the high price of operations, has threatened to stop Petroleum Product transportation nationwide on Monday.

Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners

The high cost of diesel needed to power their trucks for the cross-country transportation of petroleum products has been a persistent source of concern for NARTO members.

President of NARTO "Yusuf Othman" revealed this in a news release on the 15th of February, 2024.

The NARTO President Stated:

  • "Fraternal greetings from the leadership and members of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners to the leadership and members of your great Union."
  • "We are deeply constrained to seek the support and understanding of your Union and members towards the excruciating challenges petroleum trucks owners are facing with the high operational costs in the industry."
  • "As you're already aware of several efforts we have made to secure negotiations for appropriate and commensurate Freight rates for our operations from all conceivable authorities concerned in the Industry, most especially the Major Energy Marketers Association of Nigeria but which we have received no positive responses from them. We have no other options but write to inform you that the NARTO National Executive Council (NEC) has agreed to direct all our members not to make their Petroleum Trucks available for Petroleum Products loading activities with effect from Monday, 19th day of February 2024."
  • "In the light of this directive, we implore all our employees (Petroleum Truck Drivers) to show maximum cooperation, support and understanding to our collective efforts for continued sustainability of the Petroleum Haulage business and effective service delivery by ensuring adequate and immediate compliance."
  • "There is definitely no way we can continue in this business within the context of the current economic situation in the country."