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PENGASSAN Berates NASS Over Failure To Pass Bill On Efficient Oil Sector

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos – Nigerians have been called upon to prevail on the National Assembly (NASS), for a speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry (PIB) Bill, so as to create enabling working environment in the country’s oil and gas sector.

The South West Chairman of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Tokunbo Korodo made the call Monday afternoon, while speaking on the ongoing three – day nationwide warning strike, by members of the union as well as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), during a Radio interview programme in Lagos and monitored by AFRICAN EXAMINER.

Comrade Korodo who berated the Lawmakers for allegedly neglecting their primary obligation of making good laws for the country, contended that Nigerians did not send them to Abuja to jump fence, nor to chase personal businesses with no bearing to law making.

The unionist lamented that it was unfortunate that the Nigerian leaders did not understand peaceful language, except violent, noting that the warning industrial action would have been averted had government acted promptly and appropriately.

Given the inherent suffering of the bodies (members) strike on the general public, Comrade Korodo indicated that NUPENG and PENGASSAN leaders have previously and repeatedly made concerted efforts to avoid the strike, but to no avail.

He complained it was regrettable that government would for the reasons best known to it, waited till the industrial action began, as he hinted the leadership of the two unions had been invited for a parley in Abuja later today – Monday.


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