Groups and unions involved in the supply of petroleum products to major stations in the country, has today, Monday 25 May 2015 reached an agreement with the federal government concerning their on going strike.
In an interview, the Executive secretary of Major Oil Marketers of Nigeria (MOMAN) Mr Babafemi Olawore, said "We have reached an agreement with the federal Government to commence lifting of Petroleum products from all available Depots, within the next 6 hours."
In a related development, Mr Kassim Bataiya, of the National Association Of Road Transport Owners , has thrown his Organizations support to that of their counterpart MOMAN
Meanwhile, it has been so impossible for customers and organizations, to purchase petroleum products and Diesel. Due to the ongoing strike.
This has prompted most companies and private organization, to shut down activities due to lack of electricity or availability of Crude products to power their institutions.
On Monday, 25 May 2015, some banks had to send SMS and email alerts to their customers, alerting them of Early closure of banking activities. Due to lack of adequate diesels and petroleum products to power their plants.
In an SMS from FCMB to their various customers, they clearly stated "Dear Customer, our branches will close at 1pm from Mon May 25, due to the shortage of petroleum products. All our alternate channels will remain available."
Meanwhile GTB in an email alert titled Notice of early closure of branches, stated "Dear Customer,
Notice of Early Closure of Branches
The current shortage of petroleum products in the country has limited our ability to supply diesel to all our branches, in order to continue normal branch operations.
Due to this, we unavoidably have to close our branches nationwide at 1pm, from tomorrow Monday, 25th May 2015.
Whilst we have had to take this step to close branch operations early, we would like to seek your understanding at this time, and assure you that we will continue to work hard at finding alternative solutions to this situation and will advise you once the situation has abated.
However, all our alternative channels will be fully functional and available for all your Personal and Business Banking:
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
Internet Banking – Simply visit www.gtbank.com
SMS Banking – For Balance Enquiries, simply text "Bal and NUBAN" to 08076665555
Mobile Banking App – Download from Blackberry App World, Google Play, Apple Store and Windows App stores.
For Transfer of low value funds, you can use *737*Transfer. To GTBank Accounts – Simply Dial *737*1*Amount*NUBAN No# and for Funds Transfer to Other Banks, Dial
For Airtime Recharge – Simply Dial
*737*Amount# and to transfer airtime to a friend, Dial *737*Amount*Phone No#.
We sincerely apologise for every inconvenience this might cause you and thank you for banking with us.
Please remember that you can reach us via our 24 hrs Contact centre; GTConnect, as well as the following channels: Email; firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook; www.facebook.com/gtbank, Twitter; www.twitter.com/gtbank, Google+; www.google.com/+gtbank, BBM Channel; C004389F2.