The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has said that the seven-day ultimatum given to Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL); and its service contractors to recall the 175 sacked contract workers was still intact.
National President of NUPENG, Mr Williams Akporeha; as well as General Secretary, Mr Afolabi Olawale, made the clarification in a statement on Sunday, August 23, in Lagos.
Both leaders were reacting to a report which quoted CNL management; as saying that it had engaged the union over the sacked workers.
The duo flatly denied meeting with the management of CNL to dialogue over the sacked workers.
“No such meeting took place; the seven-day ultimatum remains intact.
“NUPENG urges members to ignore the report, continue to be on red alert; and mobilise for the impending strike at the expiration of the ultimatum,” the leaders said.
Meanwhile, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), on Saturday, August 22; stated that the new Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) has been entrenched into the Nigerian law; despite widespread opposition against it.
It also insisted that it would go ahead with the implementation of the law; as soon as the National Assembly properly gazettes it.
1st News had reported that the CAMA bill, which was recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari; has continued to receive immense criticisms, mostly from the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
According to the critics, the new CAMA law would negatively impact on their organisations; pointing out they do not receive funding from the Federal Government.
However, in his statement delivered at the Commerce Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) retreat held in Abuja; the CAC Registrar-General, Garba Abubakar, said that time has come for all registered organisations; with the Commission to ensure they manage their association properly in line with extant laws.
His words: “They must henceforth subject their finances and expenditures for proper auditing; and copies sent to us at the CAC.
“The new legal framework applies to all organisations; registered with us be it a religious organisation, NGO or CSO.