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
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
“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.-
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