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NUPENG threatens strike over terror attacks

30 April 2012, 16:25

Abuja - Business Day reports that the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), in a statement issued on Monday, threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the federal government fails to check the spate of terror attacks in the northern part of the country.

NUPENG, whose members are involved in the loading of crude oil at export terminals and the loading of petroleum products at the refineries, jetties and depots, asked challenged President Goodluck Jonathan and his cabinet to find a lasting solution to the attacks or it will be forced to withdraw its services.

The president of the union, Achese Igwe said in the statement that the issue of insecurity in the country is posing a great concern to them and they are afraid for the security of its members who are engaged in distribution of petroleum products through trucks, from southern fuel depots to the north of the country.

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