The Trade Union Congress (TUC) threatened to withdraw its membership on Sunday if the present gasoline shortage continued across the country.
Mr Mohammad Yunusa, TUC’s National Treasurer, stated this in an interview with journalists following the conclusion of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government-Owned Companies’ delegate conference (SSASCGO).
Yunusa, the union’s immediate past President-General, urged the Federal Government to investigate and punish individuals responsible for the gasoline shortage.
“We will soon direct workers to stop going to work if the challenge of fuel scarcity across the country persists for the next few days.
“The congress also demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should swing into action by identifying and punishing those who caused the scarcity that has brought untold hardship upon Nigerians.
“The union’s position is very clear. Those who caused this scarcity should be identified and punished very well.
“The position of SSASCGOC … is workers should stop going to work until there is enough fuel to take them to work.
“This is the way to do it. We are waiting for our centre to respond to our position but our position in SSASCGOC is that there is no need to go to work and when there is regular supply, then we will start going to work, “he said.