Alleging unfair labour practices and other nefarious activities by major oil marketers and multinational oil companies in Nigeria, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, in Lagos threatened to stop fuel distribution and shut down the nation’s oil sector.
The activities of oil marketers and multinational companies, according to the union, amounted to economic sabotage which may lead to unrest in the sector if not checked.
NUPENG therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Labour and the National Assembly to quickly intervene before it became too late.
“NUPENG has watched with great concern the activities of oil majors and multinationals in the industry and warns of imminent fuel scarcity if their nefarious activities are not checked by embarking on nation-wide strike without notice.
“The new drive of the oil majors and multinationals amounts to sabotage and that if not controlled will lead to an unhealthy atmosphere in the sector. We call on Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Labour and the National Assembly to quickly intervene before the bubble bursts,” a statement by NUPENG President, Achese Igwe read.