Oil and Gas
NUPENG threatens strike, issues 7-day ultimatum to FG over killing of Abia fuel attendant
For killing a fuel pump attendant at a fuel station in Abia State by a mobile Police, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on Thursday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government.
The Union is demanding arrest and prosecution of a mobile policeman that allegedly killed a petrol station worker on April 5, at a filling station in Abia State, or risk industrial unrest.
The Union was saddened that the Police authority were alledgedly covering it’s personnel over the criminal killing of the fuel attendant.
In a statement, NUPENG condemned and berated an official of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on coronavirus, COVID-19, for allegedly twisting the fact over the killing of the 26 years old Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, who was on duty at Greenmac Energy Limited, Umuahia Road, Aba, in Abia.
The statement by President and General Secretary of NUPENG, Prince William Akporeha and Afolabi Adewale, respectively, among others, said: “We demand an immediate retraction of the lie that the deceased was not killed by a mobile policeman, but by hoodlums.
“This retraction must be on the same media platform the PTF official used to tell the lie to everyone.
“We also want the removal or resignation of the said PTF official, immediate prosecution of the Mobile Policeman involved and immediate payment of compensation to the family of the deceased by the Federal Government.”
Insisting that its demands must be met within seven days starting from Thursday, NUPENG said “we implore the Nigeria media to visit No 29/30, Greenmac Energy Limited in new Umuahia Road, Aba, in Abia State, for proper and diligent fact-finding and interview of the family of the deceased, his employer, the Abia State Police Command and other witnesses.
“Our Union takes lives of our members very serious and precious and we shall do all we can to get justice.
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