Amid controversy trailing N11 billion stolen oil, Petroleum Tanker Drivers yesterday denied rumour making the rounds alleging that they were part of the economic sabotage,In a statement signed by the national PTD chairman, Comrade Salimon Oladiti, they insisted that the claim is baseless and untrue. According to the statement, leadership of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers wishes to categorically deny the allegation of Ifeanyi Uba or any other individual, inciting the tanker Drivers to cause any economic sabotage. The allegation is baseless, unfounded and totally untrue.
“Our responsibility as a Trade Union is solely to promote, project and protect the job security and welfare of workers most especially the petroleum tanker drivers in Nigeria.
“We have no further relationship with any capitalist/employer beyond the precinct of promoting, projecting and protecting the security of jobs and welfare of our members,” it added.
The union stressed that it unequivocally support the on -going war against corruption by the current government and that any capitalist/employer found culpable of stealing, diversion or embezzlement of government funds should be appropriately dealt with in accordance with the law.