Fuel scarcity: NUPENG denounces IPMAN over strike threat

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has condemned the strike threat by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), describing the plan as sabotage to the nation.

The President of NUPENG, Achese Igwe, told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday that NUPENG was not currently on strike as being speculated in some quarters.

Achese spoke against the backdrop of threat earlier issued by IPMAN that the union would mobilise its’ members for industrial action, if NIPCO was not re-opened by NUPENG.

He said the association had not ordered its member to go on strike over the development.

“NUPENG is not on strike and we will continue to sustain the activities the way we are asked to do and ensure the flow of products,” he said.

NUPENG insisted that the current fuel crisis in the country was not in any way connected with the union, adding that the leadership crisis does not affect the flow of products.

While warning against panic buying of products he urged Nigerians to disregard any threat from any quarters over fuel supply.

“As for current scarcity of petroleum products,it has nothing to do with NUPENG, it has nothing to do with NIPCO and I want to beg Nigerians to go about their normal duty

He said the IPMAN President, Alhaji Aminu Abdukadir had completed his tenure and is presently occupying the seat in defiance of a court order.

“For Aminu Abdukadir, he has run his two term tenure and presently running additional.

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