National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG has threatened to stop fuel distribution and shut down the nation’s oil sector over alleged nefarious activities by major oil marketers and multi-national oil companies in Nigeria.
NUPENG is one of the 29 industrial unions currently affiliated to the Nigeria Labour Congress. NUPENG was formerly registered as a Trade Union on 15th August, 1978.
NUPENG claimed the unfair labor practices and other activities of oil marketers and multi-national companies has resulted to economic sabotage and that if not checked would lead to further disaster in the sector.
In a statement by its President, Achese Igwe, the union said: “NUPENG has watched with great concern the activities of oil majors and multi-nationals in the industry and warns of imminent fuel scarcity if their nefarious activities are not checked by embarking on nation-wide strike without notice.
“The new drive of the oil majors and multi-nationals amounts to sabotage and that if not controlled will lead to an unhealthy atmosphere in the sector. We call on Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Labour and the National Assembly to quickly intervene before the bubble bursts.”