By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has called on the Federal Government to checkmate the defiant attitude of Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai.
In a statement by the National President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, and Afolabi Olawale, the union’s Secretary, the group condemed el-Rufai’s administration, calling it a “dictatorial and despotic regime”.
NUPENG called on the Federal Government to call on the Kaduna governor to order, referring to him as a power-drunk leader.
The statement read in part, “Our Union is raising this alarm following the very reliable report of the clandestine move of Governor Nasir El-RUfai to hurt and put the lives of NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and other Labour leaders to danger in his usual blind egotistical style of running government in the State.
“NUPENG therefore warns that if any harm is inflicted on any of the members of organised Labour, the leadership of the union will not hesitate to call on all our members throughout the nation for a total shut down of all our services in the upstream, mid-stream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
“In the light of the above, we are therefore putting all NUPENG members nationwide on red alert and may at very short notice of five hours call for a nationwide industrial action if situation arises.”