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

By Admin on 21/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,136

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

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
Kachikwu’s Fire Incident: It is not an act...

Fed.Govt Places Promotional Criteria For Civil Servants

Asaba Ebola Suspect Case Is Negative

Tribunal Dismisses Petition against Leo Ogor's Election

APC mourns Wakili

Court issues arrest warrant against Innoson motors boss...

Governors owing salaries despite security votes, IGR are...

Nigerians consume 400 million condoms yearly – SFH...

#EkitiDecides: Protect your votes, PDP tell voters

Police detains cop over corp member's death

Ikpeazu: Why I took Made-in-Aba to New York...

Why Buhari Shouldn’t Run For Second Term –...
News Abia Election Special (4) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (200) Business (50) Campus News (5) Crime (144) Economy (121) Education (139) Entertainment (154) Fashion and Style (3) General (930) Health (113) Inside Africa (41) International News (308) Interviews (29) National (2007) Politics (1098) Press Releases (123) Religion (9) Security (138) Sports (436) Technology (27) World News (87)





Latest News Atiku wouldn’t dare bully Lai Mohammed because he's not a woman– Lauretta Onochie BREAKING: INEC declares PDP's Mutawalle Zamfara governor-elect Zamfara: INEC meets on Supreme Court judgment We’ll reduce dependence on imported items – Emefiele Don’t spend your life sleeping outside power, Osinbajo advises outgoing govs BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Fayemi’s election, dismisses PDP, Olusola-Eleka’s appeal Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May resigns BREAKING: Supreme Court nullifies APC votes, declares PDP Zamfara winner ASUU threatens strike, says FG reluctant over 2019 agreement Naira Marley: We are not chasing musicians —EFCC boss, Magu


Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (25,016 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (20,685 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,850 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (8,418 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,720 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (7,676 views) Ebola virus in Syria – Infecting ISIS members (7,617 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,438 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (6,731 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,683 views)