Thursday, 7 July 2016
Unions Divided Over Impending Strike
There appears to be a division between unions representing oil workers in Nigeria.
This comes ahead of a planned strike to protest the alleged unfair treatment of oil workers.
The South West Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Mr Tokunbo Korodo said a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday has been shifted till July 11.
He noted that NUPENG remains open to the option of dialogue to ensure Nigerians are not made to suffer unnecessarily.
However, the National Public Relations Officer, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Mr Emmanuel Ojugbana, confirmed to our sources that all is now set for the planned strike.
He added that the gradual method of shutting down activities and operations in the oil and gas sector is being adopted by its members.
He also said the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) will also be affected during the strike.