Nigeria may face scarcity of petrol in the coming days as oil workers have been ordered to down tools nationwide. Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) were ordered by the association to vacate their duty posts.
It was, however, gathered on Monday evening that the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment reached out to the oil workers and invited the association’s leaders to a meeting in Abuja.
The order was issued in a letter, dated November 8, 2020, and signed by the General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, which was also copied to the Central Working Committee members of the association.
Okugbawa told our correspondent in Abuja that the strike was to kick against the failure of government to make any concrete move as regards the differences between PENGASSAN and government on matters bordering on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
“Yes I signed the letter and it is from the association to all branch chairmen but up till this minute, we’ve not received any word from government on the issues of concern,” he said on Monday morning.