PRESS RELEASE ON LEKKI TOLL GATE MASSACRE

PRESS RELEASE The leadership of NUPENG viewed gory images of Tuesday night (20/10/2020) shootings of peaceful #endsars protesters at Lekki toll gate with sadness, heavy hearts and deep concerns. Without any iota of doubt, the unfortunate incident fell short of any acceptable minimum global and civilized standards of managing peaceful Protest in any democratic system. Our hearts bleed for our youths who lost their lives or got injured in that senseless action of the armed security agents of government. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are equally extended to their families as well. We ask our members nationwide to stay calm and safe at their various workplaces and be on alert as the leadership reviews the situation. Our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong. Signed: Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha National President of NUPENG, Comrade Afolabi Olawale General Secretary.

NUPENG GETS ASSURANCE FOR THE PAYMENT OF ENTIRE FINAL ENTITLEMENTS OF THIRTY-NINE (39) SACKED OIL WORKERS

PRESS RELEASE You will recall our long drawn battles and struggles to get terminal benefits for Thirty Nine (39) Union members whose employment were terminated dubiously by Mr ADOLOR of Valiant Energy Services West Africa and who had for several months been so evasive and elusive to be held responsible for the payment of the final entitlements of these workers until the Union smoked him out with our collective struggle. We are very pleased to inform you all, that finally we have been able to secure firm agreement (witnessed by GM Services of NAPPIMS and guaranteed by SHELL management) for the payment of the entire final entitlements of the Thirty Nine (39) and all the crew members currently on the Rig of FRIGG under Valiant Energy Services employment including all the catering staff. This struggle was won after what appears to be the longest strike on any rig platform in Nigeria. The strike lasted fifteen (15) good days with victory at last.. The negotiation for this landmark agreement was executed in the most professional manner under the able leadership of our national president, Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha. We use this opportunity to appreciate the support of the DSS, Federal Ministry of Labour, NAPIMS and the management of SHELL. We also appreciate Staff that spent sleepless nights to make this happened. This victory is for all of us and the working masses. Thank you all. Our solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong. SIGNED: COMRADE WILLIAMS ENIREDONANA AKPOREHA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF NUPENG, COMRADE AFOLABI OLAWALE, GENERAL SECRETARY OF NUPENG.

EndSARS: NO ORGAN OF NUPENG ORDERED SHUTTING DOWN OF FUEL STATIONS OR OIL INSTALLATIONS 

PRESS STATEMENT 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. We sincerely empathize with all victims of police brutality including our members across the country and we peacefully join all well meaning Nigerians to say POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP! Long live Federal Republic Of Nigeria! SIGNED: COMRADE WILLIAMS ENIREDONANA AKPOREHA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF NUPENG,   COMRADE OLAWALE AFOLABI, NUPENG GENERAL SECRETARY.

MR ADOLOR UWAMU OF VALIANT ENERGY SERVICES AND SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY PLOT TO DEFRAUD ANOTHER SET OF WORKERS’ TERMINAL BENEFITS

PRESS STATEMENT The national leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is urgently drawing the attention of the general public, Security Agencies and all regulatory agencies in the Oil and Gas Industry of another sinister plot of SHELL Petroleum Nigeria and Mr ADOLOR UWAMU of Valiant Energy Services to defraud another set of Workers’ terminal benefits even when he has refused to pay the previous 39 Workers he sacked since 2019. You will all recall that Mr ADOLOR UWAMU still remains a fugitive to security agencies and various regulatory authorities in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry for his refusal to pay the final entitlements of workers he wrongly sacked since 2019. The current sinister plot got leaked to the workers  Mr ADOLOR engages on Borr Friggs rig of SHELL location (ERA Field) drilling for SHELL Petroleum Nigeria under the same Valiant Energy services a contract that is set to round up not later than 17th October 2020. The news about the callous plot and realities of the harrowing experiences of the unfortunate 39 workers sacked previously, prompted the workers to immediately demand for engagement with him and assurances of safe keeping of their terminal benefits. Unfortunately, rather than engaging the workers in negotiations over these demands, Mr ADOLOR and his collaborators from their hideouts have been trying every tricks in the books to deceive and frustrate these workers. From a very reliable source, his latest plot is to use armed security agencies to forcefully evacuate these workers from the rig. It’s on the strength of this information that we are alerting on relevant agencies including the federal government that we will not hesitate to escalate nationwide the industrial action which these threatened workers are already on to press for their rights and benefits. It was a public knowledge how grossly disturbed and disappointed we were that SPDC remained silent and indifferent to the continued evasiveness of Mr Adolor Uwamu of VALIANT Energy West Africa from his responsibility to pay the terminal benefits of those workers he sacked previously despite all our letters and press releases. Whilst we take into cognizance the sensitive nature of this unfolding crisis and the collateral damage it could have on the country’s economy if we escalate the industrial action but having realized the danger our members are likely to face and fraudulent attitude of Mr Adolor which is capable of plunging the nation into industrial disharmony, it then became necessary for all concerned parties not to treat this matter with levity. In the light of the above, we implore all relevant stakeholders in the industry including the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) etc, to live up to their responsibilities by fishing out Mr Adolor Uwamu so that he can be compelled to pay the terminal benefits of the affected workers which is already taking longer than necessary and make clear commitments for the payment of terminal benefits of those workers that will lose their jobs very soon due to the end of Contract he has with SPDC. The general public should note that NUPENG should no longer be blamed for any industrial actions our members may deem fit to express their grievances over the lawless attitude and dubious actions of Mr ADOLOR UWAMU and his collaborators. Our solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong. SIGNED: Comrade Williams Akporeha, National President of NUPENG, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, General Secretary of NUPENG.

NUPENG Signs Accord With TELISOL Limited, Sets To Kick-Off Construction of New Secretariat

By Emmanuel Ajibulu Full construction works is officially underway as National Leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) signed contractual agreement with TELISOL LIMITED for the take-off of the building of NUPENG Tower. The epochal event took place at the National Secretariat of NUPENG at No 9, Jibowu street, Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday September 2, 2020. On hand to receive the management of TELISOL for the signing of the accord were the National President and General Secretary of NUPENG, Comrade (Prince) Williams Eniredonana Akporeha, Comrade Afolabi Olawale as well as the National Treasurer, Comrade Alex Agwanwor. Other members of the national executive who witnessed the signing of the agreement were two Deputy General Secretaries of the Union in charge of Finance/Accounts and Administration, Comrade Anthony Chukwu and Comrade Christopher Akpede. Also in attendance was the Principal Assistant General Secretary in charge of Research, Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Adamson Momoh. NUPENG Tower is a multi billion naira project, a mix structure of residential, recreational and office building of eight floors with all the services including lift, adequate car park, water treatment facility, event/conference halls, offices for NUPENG staff, officials and corporate bodies, flats and a penthouse. The project is expected to be completed within a period of two years. Record however shows that TELISOL LIMITED is a seasoned and leading construction company that offers a wide range of services with interest to develop opportunities in Urban Development and selected industry sectors in Nigeria. It also has history of providing a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets with a broad range of multi-faceted services – executed via a proven and highly disciplined process.

NUPENG CALLS OUT TOTAL E&P AND SHELL PETROLEUM TO PRODUCE ADOLOR UWAMU OF VALIANT ENERGY SERVICES TO PAY SACKED WORKERS’ TERMINAL BENEFITS

PRESS STATEMENT The national leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is calling out TOTAL E&P and SHELL Petroleum Nigeria to produce Mr ADOLOR UWAMU who has remained a fugitive to the security agents and various regulatory authorities in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry to pay the final entitlements of workers he wrongly sacked since 2019. These workers provided services to Total E&P and SHELL Petroleum Nigeria under this Mr ADOLOR’s company and we are grossly disturbed and disappointed that these two multinational Oil companies have remained silent and indifferent to the continued evasiveness of Mr Adolor Uwamu of VALIANT Energy West Africa from his responsibility to pay the terminal benefits of these workers despite all our letters and press releases. NUPENG is seriously pained to draw the attention of the general public to the fact that precisely July 9th 2020 the Union simultaneously picketed the company’s facilities both in Lagos and Port Harcourt, but unfortunately Mr Adolor in his usual arrogance brazenly refused to fulfill his constitutional obligations to the sacked workers. The Union finds it appalling that despite being on the run Shell Nigeria Limited and Total E&P still continue to patronize VALIANT Energy West Africa without recourse to the plight of the sacked workers who have been out of jobs since October 28, 2019. We therefore call on the global community to be fully aware that ‘‘friends of a fugitive are also fugitives’’. NUPENG is however using this veritable medium to call on the managements of Shell Nigeria Limited and Total E&P as a matter of urgency to bring him out and prove to the world that they are not aiding and abetting criminality and illegality in the Oil and Gas industry. Whilst we take into cognizance the sensitive nature of this unfolding crisis and the collateral damage it could have on the country’s economy having realized the recalcitrance attitude of Mr Adolor which is capable of plunging the nation into industrial disharmony, it then became necessary for all concerned parties not to treat this matter with levity. In the light of the above, we implore all relevant stakeholders in the industry including the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) etc, to live up to their responsibilities by fishing out Mr Adolor Uwamu so that he can be compelled to pay the terminal benefits of the affected workers which is already taking longer than necessary. The general public should note that NUPENG should no longer be blamed for any industrial actions our members may deem fit to express their grievances over above the law attitude and actions of Mr ADOLOR UWAMU and his collaborators. Our solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong. SIGNED: Comrade Williams Akporeha, National President of NUPENG, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, General Secretary of NUPENG.    

NUPENG Officially Inaugurates Executive Council of ELD Branch

By Emmanuel Ajibulu The National leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has formally inaugurated a new Executive Council for Engine Lubricant Dealers (ELD) Branch of the Union on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 with Comrade Gabriel James Omo-Oba as the National Chairman. The inauguration ceremony which started around 2:10pm was coordinated by NUPENG Principal Organizing Secretary, Comrade Lanre Aiyedun, while Principal Assistant General Secretary on Research and Public Affairs, Comrade Adamson Momoh administered the oath of office on the new branch executives at the National Secretariat of the Union at Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. In his opening remarks, the General Secretary of NUPENG, Comrade Afolabi Olawale congratulated the new executive members and urged them to promote the policy thrust of NUPENG, while also admonishing them to be diligent, transparent and to place the interest of the Union above all other interests. He also encouraged them to see to the expansion and increase in the numerical strength of ELD across Nigeria. ‘’I congratulate all of you for coming out victorious in your last election which was adjudged to be peaceful, free and fair, transparent and credible. But the leadership is not particularly happy with your branch; you have not lifted the branch beyond the same elementary level it was, many years ago. The ball is now in your court to prove yourselves as new breed of leadership that can make a difference and as well add value.’’ Comrade Afolabi continues, ‘‘Let me also let you know that no Branch Executive would be allowed to hold more than one position in the branch. Such individuals with dual or multiple positions would have to relinquish one for another. It's high time we reorganized this branch and the responsibility lies in the hands of every one of you. Note also that you need to step up your revenue base, you must move beyond paying cheque-off-dues of N30,000 on a monthly basis, you must increase it to N150,000 henceforth and I can assure you that it is doable, its not an uphill task at all.’’ Let me also bring to your notice that the leadership of NUPENG is unrepentant in providing adequate and quality service to members through the introduction of fool-proof biometric identity card for the informal sector of our Union so that we can have robust data base and as well bring discipline and proper coordination to the Union membership. This branch is expected to set up a Committee that will appoint zonal coordinators to drive this process so that members can be properly registered and captured adequately. The registration form is N5,000, the secretariat can guide you about the procedures.’’ The General Secretary stated. While delivering his own remarks, the National President of NUPENG, Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha who earlier offered the floor to the General Secretary to speak to the branch Executive Council led the members in a solidarity song and ended it by extolling the virtues of the General Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Olawale for speaking to the real issues affecting the ELD branch and for also suing for paradigm shift. ‘’Today, it is my great pleasure to be in your midst to witness this auspicious ceremony and I have no doubt that this new breed of leaders will do the entire Union proud. I want to also say here that I completely agree with the GS in all the comments he made earlier about this branch. This is an old branch and sadly it’s still at the bottom of the table this has to stop as soon as possible.’’ The Comrade President added: ‘‘We are making a clarion call to this new executive to move this branch from the bottom of the table and probably to the top of the table within the shortest possible time. Comrades, the mandate and the mantle are all in your hands to move this branch forward. You are now the new Ambassadors and you must raise your heads high and do us proud in your respective leadership capacities in the overall interest of the Union.’’ Other members of the National leadership of NUPENG who were in attendance at the ELD inauguration included the Deputy General Secretary of NUPENG (Admin), Comrade Christopher Akpede and the National Treasurer, Comrade Alex Agwanwor.

NUPENG FOUNDING PRESIDENT PASSES ON

PRESS RELEASE The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) announces the death of the founding National President of our great Union, Comrade John Enas Dubre at the age of 82. Comrade John Dubre was a former staff of AGIP Oil Company from where he rose from shop stewards to the highest position of the National President of NUPENG from 1977-1983. In recognition of his sterling qualities as a Trade Union leader, he was also elected the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) when Comrade Hassan Sunmonu was the President. The late Comrade Dubre, an ex- boy of the famous Urhobo College, Warri was a brilliant and dogged labour leader who laid enduring foundation for the protection and projection of the rights and privileges of oil and gas workers in Nigeria. Late Comrade Dubre was a bold and tireless fighter, defender of workers’ rights. Our indomitable late founding President was a torn in the flesh of anti-Labour managements in the oil and gas industry during his hey days in trade unionism. Even while on wheel- chair, he remains active and constantly in touch with the Union and participated actively at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Union in Abuja in December 2018. He will be greatly missed by the Union for his fatherly advices, counsels and support till his last hours on earth. May his soul Rest In Peace. Signed: COMRADE (PRINCE) WILLIAMS AKPOREHA, National President , COMRADE AFOLABI OLAWALE General Secretary.

NUPENG SUSPENDS 7 –DAY STRIKE ULTIMATUM TO CHEVRON MANAGEMENT

PRESS RELEASE The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have suspended the 7-day ultimatum it issued Chevron Nigeria Limited and its Contractors over the sack of workers through WhatsApp and other anti labour actions and postures. The suspension was ordered by the leadership of the Union following the immediate recall and reinstatement of the sacked workers and the on-going discussions to quickly resolve other outstanding issues. However, NUPENG reiterates that the suspension of the strike ultimatum is not a total call off but a respect to on-going discussions the Union is having with Chevron and it Contractors over all the issues at stake believing that management will act in good faith and decently in line with principles of social dialogue. The leadership of the Union appreciates all relevant Government Agencies for their quick interventions on the matters in dispute. Signed: COMRADE (PRINCE) WILLIAMS AKPOREHA National President, COMRADE AFOLABI OLAWALE, General Secretary.

NUPENG DECRIES LINGERING CHEVRON,S ANTI-UNlON POSTURE, CALLS FOR PARADIGM SHIFT

PRESS STATEMENT The National leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) urgently wishes to draw the attention of the general public and various concerned authorities to the unending and ever recurring anti labour Union posture of Chevron Nigeria Limited and its service contractor(s), the latest of which is the termination of services of the One Hundred and Seventy Five (175) Contract workers in YKISH lntegrated Services for the offsite/onsite maintenance services with Chevron Nigeria Limited, Delog Nigeria Ltd and EUROFLOW Services, all Service Contractors to Chevron Nigeria Ltd basically because of the Contract workers declaration to be members of the Union. NUPENG is seriously disturbed and pained about the flagrant disrespect for the extant labour laws and abdication of all forms of sensitivities by Chevron Nigeria Ltd and its Contractors to the extent that the employment of these workers were terminated via WhatApp messages into workers respective mobile telephone. lt was such an appalling, callous and very heart rendering approach to industrial relations practice at this age and time. The psychologically and emotionally trauma experienced by the sacked workers due to the callous and wicked manners Chevron Nigeria Limited through its Contractors sacked these workers is horrendous and deeply tortuous as the method made them feel less-human and utterly depressed. We wish to emphasize here, that this lack of respect and sensitivity to Nigerian extant labour law, international conventions and global best practices is gradually becoming the stock in trade for Chevron Nigeria Limited and its various Contractors as there are still several other lingering infractions and issues against hapless workers yet to be addressed by Chevron Nigeria Limited and its Contractor even after several regulatory institutions like Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Petroleum Resources and NAPIMS had severally ruled on these matters. These include among others: 1. lllegal Deduction of Workers' Benefits in BIG SIX since the year 2012 and flagrant refusal to refund back to the terminated workers the excess deductions made in their meager terminal benefits; 2. Continuing discrimination against Contract Workers as evident by the refusal Chevron Management to pay quarantine allowances to Contract Workers as it was done for all permanent workers, whereas they are all contributing to the production and profits of the organization and suffered same inconveniences during the period of quarantine. 3. lncitement of Host Communities against NUPENG members in virtually all its locations of operations; 4. Connivance with Pyrammidt Nigeria Limited to deny recognition to workers right to belong to an industrial Union 5. Refusal to pay for the 2018 annual vacation not taken and not paid for. As a responsible and very responsive organization, we are very mindful of the magnitude and spiral effects of our industrial actions to the economy of our great country while at the same time we owe our members the duties to promote, project and protect their job interests. In the light of the above therefore, we are calling on the general public, the media and all concerned authorities in country and the industry including Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, National Assembly, law enforcement agents and the Embassy of the United States of America to call Chevron and its service contractor(s) to order on these matters to avert avoidable industrial action from the Union. The sacked Contract workers must be recalled back to work immediately, status quo maintained, while Chevron Nigeria Limited and its Contractors properly engage the leadership of the Union on all these matters raised for firm and final resolutions. ln the interest of industrial peace and harmony, OUR DEMANDS must be met within the next seven days (7 Days) otherwise we may be forced to call out all our members on a nationwide industrial action. Consequent upon this, all NUPENG members are by this press release put on red alert. Our solidarity remains constant!!! for the Union makes us strong!!! Signed: Comrade (Prince) Williams Eniredonana Akporeha, NUPENG National President, Comrade Olawale Afolabi, NUPENG General Secretary.