The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), has issued a (2) two-weeks strike notice to the federal government. ayokinews.com reports
The strike notice being issued by NUPENG, a major petroleum association in Nigeria, raises the possibility of fuel scarcity in the coming weeks.
NUPENG members are known to basically control the downstream arm of the oil sector and an industrial action by the union would halt the supply and distribution of petroleum in the country.
Highlighting on the need to attend to the welfare of oil workers in the country, NUPENG stated that it proposed strike would commence at the expiration of the notice.
This was made public in a statement released and signed by NUPENG President, Williams Akhoreha, and General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi.
The union reached its resolution during a special national delegates conference, which convened last Thursday.
Citing the reasons for its resolution, NUPENG listed the non-payment of oil workers’ salaries, title benefits, among others.
In the statement issued by the union, the ultimatum took effect on Monday, November 15, 2021.