Oil workers call off strike after meeting with Kachikwu
The workers are said to have called off the strike after meeting with Kachikwu, who is also the Group Managing Director of the NNPC.
“Sequel to exhaustive deliberations between our GMD and GEC of PENGASSAN and NUPENG, the corporate-wide strike has been suspended,” the oil corporation said via its Twitter handle today, March 10.
Kachikwu had announced the splitting of the NNPC on Tuesday, March 9 and the strike was decided upon by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) the same day.
According to the unions, they were opposed to the splitting of the company because they were not carried along in the decision making process.
The strike action has worsened the fuel shortage which is currently plaguing the country due to the shutting down of NNPC facilities by the workers.
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