Following the 7 days’ ultimatum issued yesterday the National union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers who condemned claims by the Minister of Information, denying the killing of a member of the union, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme.
The 26-year old petrol station worker was killed on Sunday, the 5th of April, by a mobile policeman in Abia State, while discharging his duties and joining the frontline of the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
NUPENG president, Williams Akporeha, says the union takes exception to the position of the minster during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 meeting and describes it as an attempt to twist the fact of the incident and demanded for retraction and apology from the minister.
NUPENG President in a press release issued today said the minister has complied to the union’s demands and the ultimatum is withdrawn.
The statement reads thus: ‘’Great NUPENG, as demanded, the Honourable Minister of Information has retracted his statement about the killing of our member on the same media platform he used yesterday.
He also affirmed that the prosecution of the culprit trigger happy mobile police man has commenced.
We shall continue to press for compensation for the victim’s family.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
And our Solidarity remains constant for the Union makes us strong