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No strike, protest over fuel price, power tarrif hike – Nigerian oil workers union, NUPENG declares

Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) has declared that there would be no industrial action or protest over recent hike in price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol and the electricity tariff increase in the Africa’s biggest economy.

National President of NUPENG, Comrade Wiliams Akporeha, and South West Chairman of the union, Tayo Aboyeji, who declared this in separate phone interviews with Platforms  Africa, stated that at no time did the oil workers union issue any threat to go on strike over the hike.

Akporeha maintained that the union has no issue with the hike and has not said it was leading any  protest over the issue.

“The only area that the Labour union has issue jointly with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is in the Port Harcourt and the leadership of NLC is leading that struggle,” he told Platforms Africa.

Corroborating the National President’s view, Aboyeji, maintained that the news about the strike was the figment of imagination of those behind it.

“At no time did we as NUPENG issued any threat to go on strike over power tariff or petrol price,” Aboyeji declared in an exclusive chatt with this leading Africa-focus online newspaper.

According to him, NUPENG won’t do anything that it has not properly thought through.

“The only action I am awarecof is the one happening tomorrow in Port Harcourt and like you said the National President said to you, it is being led by the NLC,” he said.