Paris Club refund: NUPENG seeks independent team to monitor disbursement


By Victor Ahiuma-Young

THE Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari, to set up an independent team to monitor how the state governments will disburse the 50 percent Paris Club refund money to the 36 states Governors to enable them pay salary and pension arrears before Christmas.

NNPC Protest: Members of PENGASSAN and NUPENG  Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan

The union which warned that Organised Labour would no longer tolerate any further diversion of funds meant for the payment of workers and pensioners’ entitlements, insisted that where cases of diversion were established, the affected governors should be sanctioned.

NUPENG in a statement by its President, Igwe Achese, said  “We commend Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari for the release of the 50 percent Paris Club debt refund to the 36 state governors to enable them…

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