Nigeria Oil Workers End Strike

Abuja (Nigeria) – Oil union workers in Nigeria under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have called off their one-day-old strike.

The workers suspended the strike after a meeting with the Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, who assured them there was no unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), but only restructuring and reorganization.

It will be recalled that the Minister had on Tuesday announced the creation of seven independent units, namely downstream, gas and power, refineries, ventures, corporate planning and services, and finance and accounts.

The unions had embarked on strike following the misinterpretation of the unbundling on Wednesday, where the organized labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), NUPENG and Trade Union Congress (TUC) shut down the operations of NNPC nationwide.

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