NUPENG Threatens To Embark On Solidarity Strike With ASUU. (#asuustrike)

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, at the
weekend, threatened to stop distribution of petroleum products across the
country if the Federal Government failed to implement the agreement reached
with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Though no specific date was fixed for the commencement of the soliarity
strike, the union said the strike became necessary in view of the lingering
ASUU crisis which the government had failed to resolve in the last three
NUPENG President, Igwe Achese, who spoke at the union's National
Administrative Council, NAC, meeting, weekend in Lagos, said NUPENG was
not happy at the crisis facing public university system in the country.
He blamed the crisis on government's failure to honour agreements,
lamenting that this had led to the proliferation of strikes in nearly all sectors
of the economy since the beginning of the year.
According to him: "We appeal to government to implement agreement
reached with ASUU so that students can go back to school. If the crisis in
the sector is not resolved, we will soon direct our members to embark on
solidarity strike."