Thursday, 10 November 2016

NUPENG vows to resist another fuel increase


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has restated its determination to resist any increase in the price of petroleum products in the country

The President of NUPENG, Mr. Achese Igwe, said that the union was partnering with the Indepedent Petroleum Marketers Association and other stakeholders in the sector to prevent scarcity and increase in the price of the products

Igwe made the comment while speaking with journalists shortly after the opening ceremony of the of the 2016 NUPENG National Education Seminar in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said, “I would say there is no increment for now, N145 is the price. We have said clearly that any increment would be resisted by us.

“It is a rumor for now, that is why we are also working very hard to partner with IMPAN and all necessary stakeholders in the depot environment and depot community to see that scarcity of petroleum products is abated, and also the issue of fuel price increase is also abated.”

Igwe who also commented on the issue of pipeline vandalism in the country called on the Federal Government to return contracts for the protection of the pipelines to those who handled it under former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

According to the NUPENG President, the people who made promises to the President to protect the pipelines and who were awarded the contracts lacked the capacity to secure them.

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