Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG begins 3 day nationwide strike


The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has begun a three day warning strike today to protest unfair labour practices in the nation’s oil and gas sector, even as the Minister of Labour is scheduled to meet with the union and representatives of oil firms.

National President of the Union, Comrade Igwe Achese told newsmen at the end of its emergency National Executive Council meeting in Abuja that the outcome of the meeting with the Minister will however determine whether the warning strike will last for the planned three days.

Rotimi Benjamin, the Vice-Chairman, South-West Zonal Council of the union, also told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the three nation’s refineries were not loading due to the strike. Mr. Benjamin said that the situation remained the same in both private and NNPC depots in Lagos, adding that loading had been grounded due to the strike.