The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has called on the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources who also doubles as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to resign his appointment for failure to address the challenges facing the oil and gas industry.
The Union in a press statement signed by its Acting General Secretary, Comrade Joseph Ogbebor stated that Dr. Kachikwu should resign for his inability to address the perennial fuel scarcity which has worsened since his appointment as NNPC Group Managing Director.
“The Union notes that the proposed plan by NNPC under Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to cut contracting cycle in the oil and gas sector which will impact negatively on the workers in the sector from the current two to four years to six months will further worsen the unemployment situation in the country”, the statement read in part.
NUPENG further observed that the planned privatisation of the nation’s assets vis-à-vis, the refineries, depots, jetties through the backdoor to cronies will not be in the best interest of the country.
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