NUPENG, PENGASSAN Call Off Strike

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Labour unions in Nigeria’s oil sector, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have called off their strike with immediate effect.

The unions, yeserday shut offices of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, nationwide following the announcement of its unbundling by minister of state for petroleum, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.

Kachikwu the Group Managing Director of NNPC, had explained that what the oil corporation did was “reorganization,” a restructuring that will see it split into five divisions.

An NNPC told DailyPost on thursday that the unions have shelved their strike after a long meeting with the Minister.

“The meeting ended just after 4:30am and had in attendance unions that had kicked against the unbundling.

“We believe that with this development, the queues will end.”

– DailyPost

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