Fuel Sarcity Looms As NUPENG Begin Warning Strike On Wednesday


The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has threatened to begin a 3-day warning strike on Wednesday over indiscriminate sack of workers by International Oil Companies.

The union has been at loggerheads with IOCs over unfair treatment and sack of workers. It would be recalled that NUPENG recently shut down all depots of Total Big. Ltd over the indiscriminate sack of workers.

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Chevron was alleged to have sacked over 300 NUPENG members without benefits late last year.

The company also reportedly failed to recall the workers after the Ministry of Labour and Employment ordered that all parties return to status quo.

PENGASSAN also accused Mobil of sacking over 100 workers without following laid down procedure.

NUPENG also said some of the IOCs have refused to allow their workers join the union.

The National Executive Council of NUPENG will be holding an emergency NEC in Abuja tomorrow, ahead of the commencement of the strike.

Meanwhile, NUPENG had on Saturday lamented that there is no single drop of kerosene in any of the private depots and that of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Lagos.

NUPENG also lament the scarcity of kerosene in private depots in Lagos.

The National Chairman, Surface Tank Kerosene Peddlers (SUTAKEP) Branch of NUPENG, Mr. Rotimi Benjamin, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday said that scarcity of Kerosene had made its price to go up, thus making it unaffordable for the masses.

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He urged the Federal Government to come to the aid of the masses, who could not afford the price of cooking gas, by making kerosene available at the depots and filling stations.