The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened to embark on nationwide strike tomorrow if the federal government fails to pay subsidy arrears to fuel importers.
President of the union, Comrade Achese Igwe, disclosed this yesterday during a press briefing at NUPENG office, Jibowu, Lagos.
He said: “If the government fails to address the payment of subsidy, the union will embark on nationwide strike on Wednesday (tomorrow) because the jobs of our workers are on the line.
“It is against this back-drop that we call on the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to pay all outstanding subsidy payments to the NNPC and private depot owners, who are being asked by the same government to import fuel.”
The union president stressed that failure of the minister to meet the NNPC and marketers payment obligation would be seen as a deliberate ploy to inflict hardship on Nigerians.