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NUPENG denies rumour of impending strike

03 April 2014, 10:54

Abuja - The President, National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Igwe Achese, on Wednesday said that the union is not planning to go on strike as  speculated in some quarters.

He spoke against the backdrop of the leadership crisis in Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and the fuel scarcity in the country.

The president said the association had not ordered its member to go on strike over the development.

“NUPENG is not on strike and we will continue to sustain the activities the way we are asked to do and ensure the flow of products,’’ he said.

Achese, said the current fuel crisis in the country had nothing to do with NUPENG, adding that the leadership crisis did not affect the flow of products.

While warning against panic buying of products, he urged Nigerians to disregard any threat from any quarters over the fuel supply.

“As for current ongoing scarcity, it has nothing to do with neither NUPENG nor Nigeria Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) and I want to beg Nigerians to go about their normal duties.

Achese explained further that the IPMAN President, Aminu Abdulkadir, had completed his tenure and presently running an additional period.

He advised him to obey the court order that asked him to vacate his seat.

"For Aminu Abdulkadir, he had completed his two tenures and presently running additional.

“So, we cannot hold the association whereby the president has been asked to leave by a competent law court and will still remain in office.

“We are appealing to various security agencies DSS, police to be fair in this case and allow peace to reign,” he said.

-      NAN

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