PTD, however, notified NUPENG
Secretariat that of it does not convene national delegates conference by March 28, 2018, where new officers will be elected, 'the leadership of the PTD Branch of the union will not hesitate to take every necessary step needed to restore the constitutionality and integrity of our great union.
I would like to appreciate the support given to us by the two unions, PENGASSAN and NUPENG
Earlier this year, NUPENG
and PENGASSSAN praised the Senate for its resolve to pass all the parts of the PIB as soon as it can.
While appreciating the concerns and fears of the workers, the Minister appealed to members of NUPENG
and PENGASSAN to take into consideration the enormous damaging socio-economic effects of their action on the nation and return to work.
On July 3, day four of the strike, the oil workers' junior staff union NUPENG
had begun removing staff from posts.
The government did confirm that NUPENG
leader Kokori was in detention, an allegation it had previously denied.
According to a statement signed by Comrade Salimon Oladiti, the National Chairman (PTD) and Comrade Sunday Ochibejivwe, National Secretary of PTD, and made available to Nigerian Tribune on Thursday, the leadership and entire members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG
said, 'after we have thoroughly and carefully, x-rayed and painstakingly examined the recent unfolding developments in the union, we are deeply constrained to write that to avoid the looming and brewing crisis in the union, there is need to urgently set a process of convening the union National Delegates Conference on or before March 26, 2018, that has long been over due.
Chairman of the South-West Chapter of the union, Tokunbo Korodo said the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, NNPC and NUPENG
were losing over N2m every day in the South-West region while the strike lasted.
Abbah said a committee would also be set up which would involve the major stakeholders including NUPENG
to further address the traffic situation.
Earlier in their respective addresses, the Group Chairmen of PENGASSAN and NUPENG
, Comrade Sanusi Abdulhakeem and Comrade Richard Otovwievwiere congratulated the GMD on his well-deserved appointment and assured him of their readiness to work with him harmoniously for the Corporation to move forward.
The Federal Government had in September 2017 (five months ago) named the former General Secretary of NUPENG
, Frank Kokori as the Chairman of the Board.