The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has advised the Federal Government against the proposed sale of the nation’s refineries.
Chairman, Western Zone of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo advised the government to rehabilitate the four ailing refineries.
“The proposed sale of the refineries is against the national interest and it is in the interest of a few who are lurking around the corridor of power to milk the country dry.
“Why is the government proposing the sale of these national assets without doing the needful to ensure that the refineries work at their optimal capacity?
“Nigerians and the general public deserve to know more for the desperate reasons for the proposed privatization”, he added.
Korodo further explained that the economic benefits of rehabilitating the refineries would outweigh their outright sale.