Baru appeals to NUPENG to shelve planned strike

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, on Friday appealed to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) to reconsider a 15-day it issued the Federal Government.

A issued Abuja by the NNPC Spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said Baru expressed concern over the possible effects the have on products supply and distribution chain the country.

The GMD stated that the NUPENG’s threat could compound the current hiccups the supply chain over which concerted efforts are being made to bring it under control.

He therefore appealed to the union to exercise patience to enable government address issues over which it had raised concern.

NUPENG had, a release dated Jan. 31, given a 15-day to government over six labour issues some of its members and their respective companies.

Baru urged NUPENG to maintain the harmonious industrial relations that have brought in the industry.

Meanwhile, Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) branch of NUPENG has assured the NNPC that it had no plan to embark on any strike action.

According to the , PTD Chairman, Oladiti Salman, dismissed online claims that it issued ultimatum to government over the of some roads in the country as a ruse.

He disowned the which had trending on the media, saying ”the misinformation is a calculated attempt by mischief makers to cause panic in the country”. (NAN)