Sources in the oil sector have informed www.calitown.com that winding queues at petrol filling stations may resurface in Calabar by this weekend if the strike by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation branches of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers as well as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria is not called off.
The strike which has been on since Monday, as as a result of the withdrawal of the operating licence of the NNPC/Department of Petroleum Resources’ closed pension scheme, may cripple normal life in Calabar and the entire state, unless a resolution of the crisis is achieved at the national level. Cross River State may have experienced an initial respite because the union is believed to have offered skeletal services.
“We hope that things will be resolved so that queues may not reappear at filling stations”, one source said on the line from the Calabar depot.
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