17 November 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – President of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Mr. Achese Igwe, says the union was partnering the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, and other stakeholders in the sector to prevent scarcity of petroleum products and thwart any plans to increase products prices.
Stating the union’s resolve to resist any increase in the price of petroleum products in the country in Abuja, Igwe, said: “I would say there is no increment for now, N145 is the price. We have said clearly that any increment would be resisted by us.
“It is a rumour for now, that is why we are also working very hard to partner with IPMAN and all necessary stakeholders in the depot environment and depot community to see that scarcity of petroleum products is abated, and also the issue of fuel price increase is also abated.”
On pipeline vandalism, he said the Federal Government should return contracts for the protection of the pipelines to those who handled it under former President Goodluck Jonathan.