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NUPENG suspends planned strike as fuel scarcity bites harder

NUPENG suspends planned strike as fuel scarcity bites harder

-A planned strike by NUPENG, expected to commence on Thursday, February 15, has been suspended

- The union's president said strike the scheduled was called off due to federal government's intervention

- Its resolve to suspend the strike was reached at a meeting with the DSS who intervened on the matter on behalf of the FG

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended its planned strike following intervention by the federal government.

The federal government through the director general of the State Security Service, Lawal Daura, had met with the leadership of NUPENG over the strike which was expected to commence on Thursday, February 15.

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In a statement signed by its president, Igwe Achese, and its general secretary, Joseph Ogbebor, NUPENG said the suspension of the planned strike arose after a meeting and understanding was reached with the SSS DG.

The union also said the SSS has resolved to convene a stakeholders meeting between the union and the International Oil Companies over the unresolved labour issues.

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“Based on the agreement reached at the meeting with the DSS, NUPENG resolved after an emergency meeting of the National Administrative Council (NAC) in Abuja to suspend the 15-day ultimatum issued the Federal government in order to pave way for social dialogue to settle the nagging problems," the statement said.

PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 new app earlier reported that the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) promised Nigerians that the union would not be going on strike on Monday, February 5, as speculated.

The PTD, a branch of Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), said reports that the union intends to embark on a strike action is mischievous and unfounded insinuations.

A statement by the national chairman of PTD, Salimon Oladiti, said the union never issued a three days warning strike notice to the federal government.

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