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Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG extends 14-day strike notice



Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Pure Fuel Staff (NUPENG) has prolonged the 14-day ultimatum earlier given to the Federal Authorities by seven days, elevating the potential for gas shortage throughout the nation within the coming weeks.

This was contained in an announcement issued by the union’s Basic Secretary, Afolabi Olawale, on Thursday in Lagos.

Recall that NUPENG had, on November 15, issued the 14-day ultimatum to embark on a nationwide strike as a result of what it known as non-implementation of an settlement earlier reached with the federal government.

The problems at stake embody non-payment of employees’ salaries and title advantages, amongst others.

Olawale mentioned that despite the varied interventions and engagements with authorities companies and establishments, points in regards to the welfare of members and unfair labour practices by some oil majors had but to be absolutely resolved.

“Management of the union remains to be exercising additional endurance and restraint to present the continuing discussions the probabilities of resolving these points as soon as and for all.


“The choice of the union to present one other seven-day ultimatum shouldn’t be misconstrued as an indication of capitulation or weak spot.

“Reasonably, it’s a demonstration of our resolve to not inflict pointless pains on Nigerians or create any type of synthetic shortage of petroleum merchandise,” he mentioned.

The NUPENG normal secretary urged the federal government and all different involved entities to reap the benefits of the extension to do the needful.

“It’s our hope that the federal government does the needful and saves the nation the pains and losses our industrial motion will deliver,” he mentioned.

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