Reprieve As Oil Workers Shelve Strike 

Joseph Bakare 

Nigeria’s petroleum industry and indeed the nations fragile economy have been saved of losing revenue as members of Nigeria’s major unions in the oil and gas sector have suspended the strike they embarked upon in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.

Oriental News learnt that the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, NUPENG, said the strike was put in abeyance after various agreements were reached with the Federal Government.

The National Public Relations Officer, PENGASSAN, Fortune Obi, made the public Tuesday.

Obi said the unions suspended the strike as Federal Government agrees to pay the owed salaries while the IPPS (Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System) is sorted out in the future,” he said.

On August 13, 2020, both unions embarked on warning strike in protest against the non-payment of their salaries for the past three months.

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