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NUPENG commends FG over subsidy payment

30 July 2012, 14:07

Rivers -  The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Port Harcourt zone, Rivers, on Monday lauded the Federal Government for accepting to pay the outstanding subsidy to oil marketers.

Mr Godwin Eruba, the Chairman of the Union, said in Port Harcourt that government’s gesture would leverage national economic activities.

``For the Federal Government to agree to pay the fund to the marketers shows that Nigerians have a listening government,’’ Eruba said.

He said that the union would continue to support any platform that would move the country forward.

According to him, NUPENG is ready to parley with the government to ensure a healthy economy.

Eruba said that the suspended strike the union was not to disrupt the economy but to highlight serious issues hampering growth and development in the oil and gas industry.

``I am happy that the strike has been suspended and I believe that Nigerians will be happy as well,” he said.

NUPENG embarked on an industrial action on July 26 over the non-payment of subsidy.

The strike, which attracted other stakeholders in the industry, was suspended on July 28.



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