NUPENG Rages Over Working Conditions Of Members

The petroleum industry has been the mainstay of the country's economy for quite some time.The proverb goes that only someone who has been in one's shoes can truly understand where the discomfort lies. Workers in the oil business have, over the course of many years, continued to

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, also known as NUPENG, has identified some of the difficulties that the newly elected government of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu needs to promptly address in order to maintain and guarantee industry peace as well as the growth of the sector.

Prince Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale, respectively, the President and General Secretary of the union, sounded the alarm about the worsening conditions of oil workers and the urgent need for the new administration to address same in a paper that was amongst others.
It is very necessary to bring to your immediate attention the demeaning state of employment and working circumstances of Nigerians in the Nigeria Oil and Gas business, most especially the blue-collar employees in the Oil and Gas industry. "It is very vital to bring to your immediate attention the dehumanizing state of employment and working conditions of Nigerians in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry. The state of employment and working conditions in the industry is deteriorating, becoming more degrading and indecent, and becoming more unstable. This can also be argued to be one of the causes of the increasing discontent, criminality, violence, and restlessness among the younger generations, who are continually feeling alienated in their homeland.

"The implementation of Local Content Law, which the Unions in the industry fought vigorously for in the interest of Nigerian young graduates/technicians/school leavers, has been turned into a cesspit of corruption with the Board's only interest being to make more millionaires of portfolio-carrying Nigerian businessmen. This is a tragedy for Nigerian young graduates/technicians/school leavers."

"The Board appears uninterested in addressing the crude behavior and exploitative employment tactics of those unscrupulous indigenous employers and multi national companies who are unfortunately exploiting and turning the Nigerian local contents law into ambits of slavery and precarious employment rather than a source of fulfilling employment and empowerment for teeming qualified young Nigerians in their fatherland. "

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"We are urgently calling on the new administration to declare a state of emergency in the Oil and Gas sector," the statement read, "so as to properly situate the employment in the industry in such a way and manner that will engender technical expertise and skills enhancement for young Nigerian graduates/technicians/school leavers," and "further help to reduce the wave of brain drain, insecurity, and penchant for fraudulent activities among the youth in the country."We are confident in saying that Nigeria already possesses sufficient human potential to further develop and improve its technological skills.
"We earnestly implore the government of Asiwaju Tinubu to preserve Nigeria from the embarrassment and global mockery of open thefts and sales of the nation's crude oil in the international markets while the country is reeling in helplessness, hardship, and poverty. We ask this of you in the strongest possible terms. This government ought to treat this situation as a matter of urgency with all of the vigor and urgency that it deserves.

President Tinubu does not require any further introduction to the arduous path that eventually resulted in the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill into an Act of the Parliament by former President Muhammadu Buhari. The objectives of the bill were to have a petroleum industry that is accountable, rewarding, and transparent in financials, governance, and responsiveness to the needs and yearnings of communities and stakeholders. President Tinubu is well aware of these things, so he does not require any further explanation.
"These laudable goals will not be attained unless the Act is carried out in a manner that is both faithful to its letter and true to the spirit in which it was enacted," As a result, we are making an impassioned appeal to the President and the rest of his administration to reframe the inaccurate perception that governments in Nigeria do not respect their legal systems.

 

 

 

 


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Comments
Jonah Ekeh 48 w

Good

 
 
Donatus Sudimma 1 y

Government needs to check the Oil and gas sector

 
 
Joshua 1 y

Only God can help us 😔

 
 
Lawal Yusuf 1 y

May God comes to our aid in this country😢

 
 
Lawrence Musa 1 y

Oil workers too are complaining