NUPENG rejects planned mass sack by marketers over unpaid subsidy

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday rejected a threat by petroleum oil marketers to embark on a mass sack of workers, over unpaid subsidy claims, warning the oil marketers not to use workers as scapegoats, Vanguard reports.

NUPENG in a statement by its President, Mr. Achese Igwe, in Lagos, insisted that the threat to embark on the mass sack was uncalled for, unjustified and unethical as the workers had always performed their duties well, threatening that any attempt to sack workers would be resisted and could lead to an industrial crisis in the industry.

The union however pleaded with the federal government to verify the N720 billion claims by the oil marketers and pay them to avert fuel scarcity and suffering of the masses. “We call on the federal government to verify the N720 billion claims by oil marketers and pay in order to avert fuel scarcity and suffering of the masses,” it said.