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fuel shortages loom as NUPENG threatens nationwide strike

fuel shortages loom as NUPENG threatens nationwide strike

The Nigeria Oil and Gas Workers’ Union (NUPENG) has threatened a nationwide strike if Governor El Rufai harasses union leaders and workers embarking on an ongoing strike in Kaduna.

Trade unionists in Kaduna state went on strike for five days over massive layoffs of civil servants in Kaduna state on Monday 17 May.

The strike, opposed by state governor Nasir El Rufai, took on a different dimension on Tuesday when protesters were attacked by criminals.

In a released statement, NUPENG National President Williams Akporeha and Secretary General Afolabi Olavale asked their members to stay awake in the face of an attack on a peaceful NLC protest in Kaduna State.

The association warned that if any harm is done to any union member, union leaders will not hesitate to ask all members across the country to completely shut down all services related to oil production, halfway through the oil and gas refining and marketing sectors. gas industry.

“In light of the above, we are putting all NUPENG members across the country on high alert and, if a situation arises, we can demand nationwide union action with a very short notice of five hours.

“Our solidarity remains unchanged because union makes us strong.”

The statement goes on to say;

The union then calls on the federal government to immediately invite Kaduna Mallam State Governor Nasir el-Rufai to order before his arrogance and power-drunk ego drove the situation to a horrific disaster, as he has done in all matters concerning human life and well-being.

As a result, the union reiterates that no union leader or worker, as the case may be, can be harmed, harassed, maimed, humiliated or harassed during these five days of peaceful protests in the state. ”

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