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NUPENG Stop Fuel Supply To Lagos Nigeria Over Dept

NUPENG Stop Fuel Supply To Lagos Nigeria Over Dept

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas NUPENG has announce that the union would stop supplying petroleum products to Lagos State Government (LASG) Nigeria over a N224 million debt


Mr. Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the debt arose from a contract given to NUPENG by the LASG.

Korodo alleged that the N224 million was for payment for the supply of diesel and kerosene to LASG for direct labour projects in Ojodu which were executed between October 2014 and May 2015.

The union chairman said the contract was financed by Skye Bank and the bank had been asking for repayment of the loan.

“All efforts to prevail on state government to pay this money through our letter dated Dec. 2, 2015 which was acknowledged on Dec.4 proved abortive.

“Now, NUPENG is left with no option than to stop supplying petroleum products to all parastatal agencies of Lagos State Nigeria.

“From today on, if this is not effective, we may be forced to abandon Lagos as a whole to demand for this payment as Skye Bank is on our neck for this payment,” he said.

Korodo said that the union had reached out to the Governor, Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government and the State Commissioner of Transportation over the matter, but nothing was done.

The NUPENG chairman said that all unions in the oil sector would participate in the action.

“If this payment is not made on time every union under oil workers will participate because an injury to one person of the union is injury to all members,” he said.

Officials of the state ministry of transportation were not ready to speak on the issue when contacted by a correspondent of NAN.

They said they were not permitted to speak to journalists.


Rev Francis Waive

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