According to The Leadership Newspaper, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has threatened to withdraw its services across the country if the current National Assembly (NASS) fails to pass the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) into law. The president of the union, Comrade Igwe Achese, disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos during a briefing tagged ‘What is the future of oil and gas sector?
According to him, we will not use the word ‘strike’ to scare Nigerians but we will withdraw our services across the country if the 7th Assembly fails to pass the PIB that has become a recurrent decimal. Igwe noted that the bill must be passed by the NASS and dispatched in order to ensure transparency in the oil and gas business.
“We are not joking with this issue and I hope strongly that the present assembly will do the needful,” he said.
NUPENG also lamented the vandalism of pipelines in the country and called on government to provide adequate protection for them.