Thursday, 18 January 2018

No Work Until Money Arrives- Marketers Vow to Continue Strike

On Thursday, there was a positive response from the federal government that N156 billion will be paid to pay oil marketers as arrears of their subsidy claims.

However, according to PREMIUM TIMES the marketers are yet to receive any money and vow the strike would continue until the money is received.

''The money government said it was paying to marketers has not yet hit our accounts. So, there is little we can do about the situation. The money the Minister of Finance promised to pay us last February did not get into our hands till about four or five weeks later. If all members are not getting the money today, it means we have to wait till Monday. But, the truth is that nobody is going to call off the strike till the money is paid,” he said.

Noting that the the government is actual owing oil marketers a total of N256 billion, Adewole asked, “Who is going to pay that (remaining) N100 billion for subsidy?.

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