NUPENG: We will resist any attempt to sell or scrap NNPC

By Admin on 21/11/2016

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, says it is determined to adopt all necessary steps to ensure that there was no increase in the pump price of premium motor spirit, otherwise known as petrol, during and after the yuletide.

NUPENG said the timing for such increase was wrong in view of the current recession being experienced in the country, acknowledging that none of the promised palliatives made by the Federal Government during the last fuel increase in May has been fulfilled.

In a statement by the National President of NUPENG, Comrade (Dr.) Igwe Achese, the union will resist any attempt to sell or scrap the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, by Federal Government. NUPENG wondered why rumours and media reports about the scrapping of NNPC have refused to go away.

“I have heard the news of plots to scrap the NNPC. It’s a speculation that has been on for sometime. But, for us as a union, we are definitely going to resist it. The NNPC is not going to be scrapped.

“They said they needed money for Turn Around Maintenance (TAM). They said they want to repair the refineries. But, as we speak, the refineries in the country are not working.
“It’s sad! I am a member of the palliative committee. and till date, nothing has happened. So, my answer to any increase is no. We won’t allow that to happen,” he said.

While condemning the sack the sack of workers in the oil and gas industry, Achese said:

“We feel that the Federal Government should regulate the multinational companies like Shell. We feel the sack should stop. The government should put in place measures to create stability,”

 “today, Nigerians as suffering. One would ask: what is the task of the NLC? The factionalisation of the NLC is not a good thing”.



Posted on November, 21 2016

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