‘No going back on strike’ NUPENG

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…Commends FG’s arrangement to stop petroleum items import by 2018

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says there is no doing a reversal on its arranged cautioning strike planned to begin on Wednesday. The South-West Zonal Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that NUPENG had assembled its individuals for the strike.

He said that the union was resolved to progress with the arranged cautioning strike, which would start from January 11 to 13.”The cautioning strike see had been given since the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Port Harcourt in December and we picked second week of January which initiates from January 8.

“As I talk now, all zones including Lagos have activated to guarantee the accomplishment of the strike as coordinated by NEC collection of NUPENG.”We are having another NEC meeting in Abuja on January 10, to evaluate the readiness for the arranged strike and meet the administration authorities.

“It has been the act of the Nigerian government to hold up until the final offer day before they begin to keep running from one place to other to discover answers for it.”If this notice strike is not legitimately took care of as we have prepared to guarantee achievement of our activity, no one ought to accuse the union,” he said.

Korodo said that if the administration had met the NEC of NUPENG before now, the activity could have been “nipped in the bud.”Meanwhile, the union has complimented the Federal Government’s arrangement to end importation of petroleum items by 2018.

NUPENG’s General Secretary, Joseph Ogbebor, expressed the union’s position in a meeting with NAN in Lagos yesterday. NAN reports that the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, in Ebonyi declared that by 2018, Nigeria would stop the importation of refined petroleum items.

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