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NUPENG Gives Update On Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Oil and Natural Gas Workers Union, NUPENG, has suspended its planned strike nationwide. This followed the intervention of the National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria, NNPC.

NUPENG had threatened an industrial action to force Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, to honor an agreement it reached with the Union on June 20.

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A statement Friday from NUPENG president and general secretary, Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale, ordered members to perform their regular duties.

He said: “The national leadership of the Nigeria Oil and Natural Gas Workers Union (NUPENG) wishes to inform the members of the Union and the general public that, following the intervention of Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director and his management team to avoid the proposed industrial action of NUPENG for the apparent breach of the agreement reached with the Union by Chevron Nigeria and its Contractor and considering the fact that appreciable progress is being made as discussions continue, which the Union suspends with immediate effect The industrial plan planned action scheduled for next week.

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“It should be noted that this abrupt suspension became inevitable due in large part to the timely intervention of the National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria (NNPC) that involved NUPENG and all interested parties in two separate meetings on Thursday 1 and Friday, August 2, 2019, to correct the anomalies and be sure to respect the agreement.

“All our members are directed to leave the message of RED ALERT, continue to provide their standard and legal services to the nation, while members of the general public are also obliged to avoid any panic action/measure, as we assure everyone and each of the standard and legal supplies, distribution of petroleum products throughout the country.

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“However, it should be borne in mind that the talks are still ongoing between NUPENG and all affected stakeholders to resolve the matter in a friendly manner, taking into account the collateral economic damage that the industrial unrest could cause in the country if it is not cut off. immediately”.