Fuel Price Hike: NUPENG, PENGASSAN Opposes NLC, TUC.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) yesterday threw their support behind the federal government, saying they support the new price of N145 per litre pump price for fuel. Meanwhile, The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday gave the federal government till Tuesday night to revert the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), to its old rate of N86:50 per litre or face a nationwide strike that would ground the nation’s economy. The above was sighted on the Leadership online news portal. Many Nigerians have been reacting to the new plans to deregulate the petroleum sector. Nigerians are divided as much as these trade unions on the planned subsidy removal. While some are happy, many are not happy about the government plans. It is thought that it would increase the hardship already being faced by Nigerians.