The leadership of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has dispelled the story that it ordered its members to shut down fuel stations and oil installations nationwide in solidarity with the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
In a statement titled “No organ of NUPENG ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations” and signed by Williams Akporeha and Olawale Afolabi, president and general secretary respectively, on Saturday, NUPENG said it is, however in total support of Nigerian youths in their protest against police brutality.
“NUPENG stands with Nigerian youths against police brutality and call for immediate and far reaching police reforms as our members are as well victims of police brutality and abuses through extortion, detention, harassment and intimidation nationwide.
“Meanwhile, no organ of our union has ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations.”
The union expressed empathy with all victims of police brutality, including its members across the country, adding “we peacefully join all well-meaning Nigerians to say POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP!