October 18, 2021

Nigeria Union Of Petroleum And Natural Gas Workers Suspends Strike

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Nigeria Union Of Petroleum And Natural Gas Workers have suspended a nationwide strike that was due to start on Monday to give negotiations a chance, their union said, after the NNPC warned that the job boycott could disrupt fuel supplies.

According to a press release on Sunday, 10th October, 2021 jointly signed by Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers President Comrade William Akporeha and General Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, it says the suspension followed the understanding reached with the Union by the management of NNPC at a meeting held in Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday, 10th October 2021 and the expected outcome of the follow up meeting that is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 12, October 2021 in Abuja.

“The statement read, “The suspension of our planned action is predicated on our belief that the understanding reached with the government today as well as at meeting of Tuesday 12th, October 2021 will be fulfilled to the letters.

“We wish to clearly make it known to all well meaning Nigerians that have variously appealed to us on these issues that our planned was not intended to inflict further pains on Nigerians but to ensure observance of minimum safety on our highways for the good of lives and properties.

“We are well aware of the impacts our actions usually have on the people, businesses and the nation at large but we cannot continue to watch as things continue to degenerate in our industry.

“In the light of the above, the Union will not hesitate to re- commence the action without any notice if the understanding reached in these two meetings is not fully implemented within the timeframe agreed.

“With this, our Petroleum Tanker Drivers are hereby directed to continue providing services for the efficient and effective distribution of Petroleum products to homes and workplaces across the country, the statement concluded.

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