THE uncertainty pervading the nationâ€™s oil industry over last weekâ€™s killing of two workers of Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday heightened as the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, said it would back any action taken by its sister union, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, over the death of the workers.
PENGASSAN had Monday issued a 14-day ultimatum to government and security agencies to fish out those behind the killing of Comrades Danjuma Bashir and Malabu Ahmed, branch officers of PENGASSAN in NPDC, or risk industrial action.
NUPENG in a statement by its General Secretary, Comrade Elijah Okougbo, said: â€œNUPENG, condemns in its entirety the killing of two branch officers of PENGASSAN.
â€œWe state that the killing of the duo was barbaric, senseless, unnecessary, evil and cruel. We commiserate with our sister association, PENGASSAN, on the death of these loyal officers and pray that this gruesome murder will not deter oil workers to pull out of the oil fields.