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Oil Workers Suspend Nationwide Industrial Action

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen – The three-day national warning strike by members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Worker (NUPENG) has been suspended.

The suspension decision was reached early hours of Friday, at a meeting between the unions’ executives and representatives of the Federal Government in Abuja.

The Federal government team included officials of the Ministry of Petroleum resources.

NUPENG South West Chairman, Comrade Tokunbo Korodo, confirmed to the newsmen in Abuja that the strike has been called off, and assured that normal activities would soon resume, hence even availability of the petroleum products across the country.

AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that a statement in respect of the strike suspension would be issued soon and made public.

The just suspended industrial action was hinged on demand for speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB); conducive working environment and condition among other demands in the country’s oil and gas sectors.



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