The Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) union has advised its members across the country to go about their normal duties in actualizing the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as it concerns the oil sector.
President of the union, Mr Lucky Osesua, gave the charge in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday following the leadership crisis in the union.
Osesua opined that time had come for the union to work with the Federal Government in ensuring adequate supply of petroleum products and stop incessant strikes.
“This is a time for the PTD to stand on its own and focus on the primary objectives of the association which are the delivery of petroleum products to all the states and locations within the federation,” he stated.
Osesua, who was represented by Dayyabu Garga, First Deputy President of the union, said that Petroleum Tanker Drivers would no longer embark on strikes that would affect the masses but would rather explore alternative options.
“Whenever NUPENG calls for a strike, we always feel so bad, as it is against the masses and businessmen.
“In the end, the outcome of the strike will not benefit members. We decided that PTD would not be used again as a tool against the Nigerian masses and the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“Henceforth, decisions we undertake will be in the interest of the suffering masses, as we are working tirelessly to resolve the leadership crisis.
“We do not intend to work against the progressive and seamless policies of the administration of President Bola Tinubu or be an attack dog to the government.
“PTD is a recognized association of its own and wants to concentrate on its main core objectives,” Osesua asserted.
He appealed to security agencies to always assist and work in a friendly manner with their members.