NLC strike: NUPENG chides El-Rufai, threatens ‘total shutdown’

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Nigeria Union of and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened to summon its throughout nation for total shutdown of all its in upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors of the industry.

development follows reports of on Nigeria (NLC) protesting mass sack of workers in State.

Communicating its stand through a statement on Monday evening, Union, affiliated to NLC and IndustriALL Global Union, lamented violent turn of “peaceful protests by the dictatorial and despotic regime of Nasir El-Rufai in State.”

In the statement co-signed by its , Comrade Williams Akporeha and Comr Afolabi Olawale, the General Secreatry, the Federal Government was urged to immediately call El-Rufai to order, explaining “his arrogance and power drunk ego” could further push the situation into “horrendous calamity as he has been doing in all issues relating to human lives and wellbeing.”

The union reiterated no leader or worker must be “harmed, harassed, maimed, humiliated or victimized during this 5-day peaceful protests in the State.”

It claimed the reception of a “very reliable report of the clandestine move of Nasir El-Rufai to hurt and put the lives of NLC , Comrade Ayuba Wabba and other Leaders to danger in his usual blind egotistical style of running government in the State.”

The statement in part reads : “NUPENG therefore warns that if any harm is inflicted on any of the of organized Labour, the Leadership of the Union will not hesitate to call on all our throughout the nation for a total shut down of all our in the upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors of the industry.

“In the light of the above, we are therefore putting all NUPENG on red alert and may at very short notice of five hours call for a industrial action if situation arises.

“Our solidarity remains constant!!! for the Union makes us strong!!!”