The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Tuesday urged Federal and Lagos State Governments to check the excesses of security personnel controlling trucks loading at the Apapa Port.
At a media briefing in Lagos on Thursday, NUPENG President, Williams Akporeha, called on the Chief of Army Staff to withdraw soldiers from the premises of Sterling Energy Exploration Company and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Ltd…
The National leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has criticised the sacking of workers by some oil and gas companies for active unionism.
Williams Aaporeha, NUPENG National President, said this when he addressed newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
They all declared support for his election.
The state government also directed fuel tanker drivers to henceforth ply the designated trailer route -Apapa/Oworonshoki expressway via Ogudu to the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
NUPENG President, Prince Williams Akporeha, said at a news conference in Lagos that over 500 union members had not been paid after working for some international oil companies.
A statement by Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Spokesman, said Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, made the pledge at the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, William Akporeha’s victory as NUPENG national president is a divine call as an experienced comrade to use his wisdom to serve the union.
Oladiti, the National Chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers of the National Union of Petroleum Gas Workers, said it was the considered opinion of all drivers that the re-introduction of such toll fees would ensure regular road…
Aboyeji said: “When Apapa Port started operation in 1970, it was only made for 30,000 cargoes, but now it has over 80,000 cargoes, yet no infrastructural development.
The resolution was reached during a stakeholders meeting at the Naval Base in Apapa, comprising the military, Nigerian Port Authority, LASG, Nigerian Union Petroleum Natural Gas Workers.
The President of the union, Igwe Achese, told labour correspondents in Lagos on Friday that government must make a paradigm shift to resolve the energy crisis which has plagued Nigeria for decades.
Tayo Aboyeji, the South-West Chairman of the union, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Checks conducted round the city for the fourth day running showed that Gastab, owned by 2nd Deputy Zonal Chairman, Petroleum Tanker Drivers of NUPENG (Lagos zone), Saheed Omogbolahan, is selling the product at N141.
Aboyeji made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, assuring Nigerians that the current scarcity of fuel would end in the next two days.