The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has condemned what it described as perennial and persistent fuel scarcity in the country, regretting it imposed untold hardship on the masses.
The union made the condemnation in a communiqué, after the meeting of its National Executive Council, NEC, held yesterday in Port Harcourt, and called on the Federal Government and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC to flood the market with petroleum products, to arrest the prevalent fuel scarcity.
In the 10 point communiqué, it issued, the union also expressed concern over the state of insecurity, corruption in the country, and urge federal government and all the security operatives, to intensify efforts at checking insecurity as of December date set by the federal government for total eradication of insurgency and all other forms of insecurity in the country, was fast becoming a mirage.
The NUPENG in the document signed by his chairman and secretary, (Comrade) Dr. Igwe Achese and Comrade Joseph Ogbebor, respectively, it advised the federal government against oil subsidy, expressed concern over intended split of the NNPC, Petroleum Industry Bill PIB, reiterating its earlier position on the bill, that it will strongly resist any attempt by the government to pass any bill, that will not absolutely check corruption, address lack of transparency, accountability, and good governance, as such were the bane of the industry.
On the condition of the nation’s road network, the National Executive Council of NUPENG drew government’s attention to the Lagos-Ibadan road, IIorin-Oloru-Jebba and Warri-Port Harcourt road. Others are; Enugu-Onitsha road, Enugu-Owerri road, Port Harcourt-Aba road and Ikom-Calabar/Odukpani road.

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