Following the intervention of the Federal Government in the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Petroleum Company, NIPCO, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Friday, directed its members in the government’s petroleum body to “resume work immediately.”
This came after the FG, through its relevant agencies, assured NUPENG that the tussle in NIPCO would be amicably resolved.
While addressing a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, the President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, noted that the, “relevant government agencies have intervened and we are keeping faith with what we discussed at the meeting. We have told them that the leadership crisis must be addressed, so we are assuring Nigerians that NUPENG will continue to remain selfless.”
He also assured Nigerians that NUPENG would no longer order its members in NIPCO to embark on an industrial action.
NIPCO had been under lock and key due to leadership problems in the company. It was alleged that the President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Aminu Abdukadir, had completed his tenure and was now illegally running an extra term.