Petroleum Tank Farm Owners Begin Indefinite Strike, Today

The Jetty and Petroleum Tank Farm Owners of Nigeria(JEPTFON) went on an indefinite strike, Monday over unpaid subsidy arrears.

The union said on Friday it would shut its members’ jetties and depots from today, July 23, 2012, if the Federal Government did not make outstanding fuel subsidy payments.

“Until the above demands are met, the association has no option than to shut its operations nationwide and suspend workers with effect from July 23,” a JEPTFON statement said.

This could result in fuel shortages because Nigeria relies on imports for most of its petrol and diesel needs.