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Petrol Scarcity PENGASSAN suspends strike

Oil workers have shelved a strike that has paralysed economic activities in Nigeria.

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Pengassan shelves strike play

Members of PENGASSEN during the picketing of the Neconde Energy Services Limited (NESL).

(Concise News)

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has shelved its nationwide strike.

Long petrol queues have refused to disappear from gas stations in Lagos, Abuja and a few other cities across Nigeria no thanks to a raft of factors ranging from panic buying, to hoarding and PENGASSAN's ill timed nationwide strike.

PENGASSAN'S spokesperson, Fortune Obi, said in a statement in Lagos that the union decided to suspend the strike following the intervention of the Ministers of Labour and Productivity as well as that of Petroleum Resources.


NAN reports that the union embarked on the strike to protest the sacking of some employees of NECONDE Oil Limited.

The PENGASSAN spokesman said that the management of NECONDE oil Limited and its legal consultants have offered a letter of recall to the sacked employees of the company.

Obi said that the company’s management also agreed to allow the union to exist in the company.

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According to him, the Minister of Labour and the union also agreed to resolve anti-union posture by other indigenous companies and marginal field operators.

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