…We did it to end suffering of masses, says govt.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG has called off its strike, which has caused the prevailing scarcity of petroleum products in Bayelsa State.
The strike was called off at the end of a meeting between NUPENG and the leaderships of Operation Delta Safe on one hand as well as the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Bayelsa State.
At the meeting, which was convened by the Bayelsa State Government and held in Yenagoa, also resolved that, the security agencies would facilitate the release of the tanker driver, involved in the imbroglio from detention, while necessary steps are taken to ensure the amicable resolution of the matter.
The meeting, which held in Government House, Yenagoa, was presided over by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown and in attendance the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, Special Adviser on Security Matters, Dr. Boma Spero-Jack, Mr. Reuben Wanogha of NUPENG, as well as the HOD, Legal of Operation Delta Safe, O. B. Anyikwa and his counterpart of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. K. C. Nwachukwu among others.
It would be recalled that, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson had earlier accepted to replace the tanker and the products to end the stand-off and ensure the availability of petroleum products in the State.