PENGASSAN, NUPENG Call Off Nationwide Strike

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Nigerian oil workers unions under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have called off their 1-day-old strike.

The workers had gone on strike yesterday following the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu’s announcement on the proposed unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Click here to read on.

However, the minister came out to clarify the government’s plan for the NNPC saying it wasn’t going to unbundle but rather, re-organize it. Read more here.

On the heels of his clarification, both PENGASSAN and NUPENG have now called off the strike which had heightened fears that the current fuel scarcity being experienced across the country might worsen.

“The strike was called off around 5:00 am this morning at the end of an all-night meeting with union officials,” Ohi Alegbe, said NNPC’s spokesman.

“The minister clarified the government’s position on the ongoing reorganisation in NNPC. At the end of the day, the unions were satisfied,” he added.

NNPC also released a statement through its Twitter page confirming the end of the strike.

See the tweets below!





Source: The Guardian 




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