In a recent development, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and petroleum tanker drivers affiliated with the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have reached a crucial agreement concerning two petrol trucks seized by NSCDC personnel last year.
This resolution came about during a meeting held yesterday in Rivers State.
According to reliable sources, the NSCDC has been given a two-week ultimatum to provide an account of the contents of the impounded vehicles.
The tanker drivers had previously accused the NSCDC of unlawfully selling approximately 130,000 liters of petrol, valued at around 110 million naira, which was found within the confiscated trucks.
Following intense disagreement and subsequent blockade of the Rivers State Office of the NSCDC by the aggrieved tanker drivers, NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Audi took immediate action.
He established a committee tasked with investigating the crisis and its underlying causes.
This committee, led by Deputy Commandant General (DCG) Dauda Mungadi, who is in charge of Operations, is specifically focusing on the role played by the suspended Rivers State Commandant, Michael Ogar, and other members of the command’s anti-vandal team during the incident.
Their actions and involvement will be thoroughly scrutinized to determine their level of responsibility in the matter.
The resolution reached during the meeting marks a significant step towards resolving the dispute between the NSCDC and the petroleum tanker drivers.
With the two-week deadline set for the NSCDC to provide a detailed account of the contents of the seized petrol trucks, the hope is that transparency and accountability will prevail, restoring trust between the two parties.
This development not only brings the investigation closer to a conclusion but also serves as a testament to the commitment of both the NSCDC and the petroleum tanker drivers in addressing the matter promptly.
The outcome of this investigation will undoubtedly play a crucial role in determining the appropriate course of action and justice for all parties involved.
As the situation unfolds, it is imperative to monitor the progress of the committee’s investigation and subsequent actions taken by the NSCDC to ensure compliance and transparency.