Nigerians are at the risk of facing fuel scarcity as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) begins nationwide strike.
The President of the union, Festus Osifo, confirmed this in an interview on Monday, November 9 2020.
He said “Today, PENGASSAN has declared a strike,”
“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.”
Osifo further noted that the strike was as a result of the inability of the Federal Government to address the issues which had been raised by the oil and gas workers.
He stated that the union had given the government a seven-day ultimatum in a statement issued on Monday last week to respond to the issues.
A letter issued to the union members to desist from coming to work was signed by the General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, which was also copied to the Central Working Committee members of the association.
Okugbawa said that the strike was to against the failure of the 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.