NUPENG shelves planned industrial action



The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), yesterday in Abuja shelved their proposed industrial action, following the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis rocking the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).

The National Security Coordinator and Chairman of the oil and gas branch of NUPENG, Comrade Bennett Korie, who was addressing newsmen in his office  said that the leadership of NUPENG had resolved to embark on strike should the crisis rocking IPMAN, be allowed to escalate and the new leadership under comrade Lawson Obasi prevented from assuming office.
Meanwhile, the leadership of IPMAN has assured the nation that the lingering scarcity of petroleum resources been experienced for quite some time across the country will soon be a thing of the past.

Speaking immediately after the inaugural meeting of the New Executive Committee under his leadership, Chief Lawson Obasi said the time for the marketers and the Nigerian masses to breathe a fresh air devoid of the painful fuel crisis and the attendant consequences has come with the inauguration of a new leadership that is widely accepted by all members.
He said that Nigerians and the IPMAN members have been in some sort of bondage for about 14 years due to what he described as the emergence of a cabal that decided to make life unbearable for others by appropriating allocation of petroleum resources to themselves instead of making sure it goes round.

According to him, for a very long time, the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) used to supply enough product to IPMAN, but the problem had always lied in the process of distribution which he regretted was lopsided, a situation that has forced many filling stations to fold up.

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