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The Nigeria Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers’ Union has extended the 14-day deadline previously granted to the federal government by seven days.

This is according to a statement issued by the union secretary general, Mr. Afolabi Olawale, in Lagos on Thursday.

NUPENG imposed a 14-day national strike on November 15 over non-compliance with an agreement reached with the government.

NAN also reports that their problems include non-payment of wages and ownership benefits, among others.

Olawale said despite various interventions and interactions with government agencies and institutions, the safety of members and the unfair treatment of some oil workers have not yet been fully resolved.

“The leadership of the Union is still showing more patience and resilience to provide opportunities to resolve these issues once and for all.

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“The decision of the association to give another seven days should not be taken as a sign of weakness or weakness.

“Rather, it is a demonstration of our determination not to inflict unnecessary suffering on Nigerians or to create any shortage of man-made petroleum products,” he said.

NUPENG Secretary-General urged the government and other stakeholders to take advantage of the extension.

“We hope the pain and loss will be felt if the government does what it needs to do and save our people,” he said.

(NAN)

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