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Fuel queues may return to filiing stations nationwide as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has declared a nationwide strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government.
PENGASSAN President, Festus Osifo, confirmed the union’s position early yesterday morning.
“Today, PENGASSAN has declared a strike,” he said in an interview in Lagos. He added, “Today our members are sitting at home and we will continually watch the situation and if we need to rev it up, we will definitely rev it up.”
Another issue that is of concern to the union, according to the PENGASSAN president, is that relating to the action of a private oil company.
Osifo accused the government of negligence in the manner it was handling the issues, saying that has led the union to take the decision to go on strike.
Osifo decried that the arrears and allowances of some union members at the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), were seized sometimes in the year.
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