By Oluwatomisin Amokeoja
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Pure Fuel Employees (NUPENG) has threatened to summon its members all through the nation for whole shutdown of all its providers within the upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors of the oil and gasoline trade.
The event follows studies of assaults on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protesting mass sack of staff in Kaduna State.
Speaking its stand via an announcement on Monday night, the Union, affiliated to NLC and IndustriALL International Union, lamented the violent flip of the “peaceable protests by the dictatorial and despotic regime of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna State.”
Within the assertion co-signed by its Nationwide President, Comrade Williams Akporeha and Comr Afolabi Olawale, the Common Secreatry, the Federal Authorities was urged to instantly name El-Rufai to order, explaining “his conceitedness and energy drunk ego” may additional push the state of affairs into “horrendous calamity as he has been doing in all points regarding human lives and wellbeing.”
The union reiterated no labour chief or employee have to be “harmed, harassed, maimed, humiliated or victimized throughout this 5-day peaceable protests within the State.”
It claimed the reception of a “very dependable report of the clandestine transfer of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to harm and put the lives of NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and different Labour Leaders to hazard in his regular blind egotistical type of working authorities within the State.”
The assertion partially reads : “NUPENG due to this fact warns that if any hurt is inflicted on any of the members of organized Labour, the Management of the Union won’t hesitate to name on all our members all through the nation for a complete shut down of all our providers within the upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors of the oil and gasoline trade.
“Within the gentle of the above, we’re due to this fact placing all NUPENG members nationwide on crimson alert and should at very brief discover of 5 hours name for a nationwide industrial motion if state of affairs arises.
“Our solidarity stays fixed!!! for the Union makes us robust!!!”