The President of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Achese Igwe has said the union cannot go on strike now because of the interest of Nigerians.
While addressing journalists on Saturday, Igwe said Nigerians will suffer if its members go on strike.
“I tell you if NUPENG should go on any industrial action, we will be creating more hardship for Nigerians.
“I tell you, when the need arises that we must take some necessary actions in putting things in proper perspective, we will react,” he said.
Igwe also said the union will however resist any government policies that are not in the interest of the common people.
He said the union does not support the privatization of refineries and would give against any such attempt.
“On issues of privatisation of our refineries, the answer is no and I have no doubt in my mind and from the last meeting I had with Mr President, his position over the issue of refinery showed that he is determined to make our refineries work.
“But should government decide to sell the refineries, I will tell you obviously that we will resist it by the Grace of God Almighty,” Igwe said.