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Nigeria Faces Fuel Scarcity As NUPENG Threatens Showdown With FG

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The Federal Government has received 21-day ultimatum from the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) to intervene in the mass sack of oil workers by oil companies or face mass action by the union.

NUPENG, in a statement issued by its Central Working Committee, in Warri, Delta state, stated that over 3000 oil workers have lost their jobs in the past months due to the ongoing economic recession.

The union has indicated that it will be left with no option order than embark on a strike action if the government fails to take immediate steps to address the issue within 21 days.

“NUPENG will take all necessary action to drive home its demands if FG failed to act in 21 days. We are 100% in support against anti-corruption, but there must be respite for Nigerians,” NUPENG president, Igwe Achese said.

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“Right now, our members and even those in other sectors are no longer able to pay school fees for their children and even afford rents. Worse still, those being sacked now are so treated without commitment to proper terminal benefits,” he added.