ABUJA – NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, said Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lacked the moral fibre to question it over its decision to embark on strike over the non-payment of subsidy and other issues, noting the party was Nigeria’s biggest problem.
The planned strike was, however, suspended last week after an agreement between labour and government.
NUPENG, in a statement by its Acting General Secretary, Mr. Isaac Aberare in Abuja, said the PDP had drawn Nigeria years back in her national development and could not be taken seriously in its recent outburst on the union.
It challenged the party to respond and face the barrage of daily criticisms of its activities by the opposition party— Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.
NUPENG said: “The PDP spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh, exhibited ignorance on the demands of the union, and only responded on impulse and faulty base.
“The union has never sabotaged the efforts of the Federal Government, especially when it bothers on transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector.
“We have always been in the forefront in the fight against many obnoxious polices of government.”