- 22 Ships With Petrol Expected
Twenty-two ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made this known on Wednesday in its Shipping Position publication.
The ships are expected to arrive at the ports from Jan. 10 to Jan. 21.
NAN reports that three of the ships would berth with petrol and aviation fuel.
NPA said that the remaining 19 ships were carrying buck wheat, general cargoes, base oil, frozen fish, aviation fuel, empty container, bulk gypsum and containers.
It said that four ships were waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, containers, frozen fish and petrol.
NAN reports that 18 other ships are at the ports discharging empty containers, bulk wheat, bulk fertiliser, frozen fish, containers, aviation fuel, bulk gypsum and petrol.
Meanwhile the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Wednesday began its three-day nationwide warning strike over unresolved labour issues with multinationals operating in the oil and gas industry.
This action accordingly to experts may trigger another round of products scarcity and hardship to citizens.
Mr Rotimi Benjamin, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Zonal Council of the union told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the three nation’s refineries were not loading due to the strike.
Benjamin said that the situation remained the same in both private and NNPC depots in Lagos, adding that loading had been grounded due to the strike.
The vice-chairman said that the union had mobilised members to ensure that the strike achieve its purpose.
He said that the leadership of the union did not proceed on strike to make life difficult for the masses but to press home its demand.