...NUPENG De­nies Move to Shut Down Oil Fa­cil­i­ties

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Na­tional Union of Pe­tro­leum and Nat­u­ral Gas work­ers (NUPENG) has said that it has not asked it's mem­bers to shut down petrol sta­tions or Nige­ria's oil pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties as part of the on­go­ing protest against po­lice bru­tal­ity by the Po­lice.

wIn a state­ment jointly signed by NUPENG Na­tional Pres­i­dent, Com­rade Wil­liams Enire­do­nana Ak­poreha and Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Com­rade Olawale Afo­labi, the union said it sup­ports Nige­rian youths' protest against Po­lice bru­tal­ity and call for im­me­di­ate and far reach­ing Po­lice re­forms.

NUPENG how­ever, said that

or­gan of the union has or­dered shut­ting down of fuel sta­tions or oil in­stal­la­tions.

"NUPENG stands with Nige­rian youths against Po­lice bru­tal­ity and call for im­me­di­ate and far reach­ing Po­lice re­forms as our mem­bers are as well vic­tims of Po­lice bru­tal­ity and abuses through ex­tor­tion, de­ten­tion, ha­rass­ment and in­tim­i­da­tion na­tion­wide.

Mean­while, no or­gan of our Union has or­dered shut­ting down of fuel sta­tions or oil in­stal­la­tions," the state­ment stated.

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