Fuel Scarcity Looms As Oil Workers Begin Strike
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has declared a nationwide strike, sparking fears of fuel scarcity in the country.
PENGASSAN President, Festus Osifo, confirmed the union’s position during his appearance on Sunrise Daily on Monday.
The letter to the effect dated November 8, 2020 was signed by the General Secretary, Lumumba Okugbawa.
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.”
The industrial action followed the disagreement between the oil workers and the government over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Osifo explained that the industrial action followed the inability of the Federal Government to address the issues 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.