Lagos - The Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) reopened on
Friday after 13 days of closure.
An official of the company, who spoke on anonymity, said the company was
reopened following the intervention of the State Security Service (SSS).
“The meeting took place at Abuja on Thursday, April 3, where all the
aggrieved parties were represented.
“Although the meeting continued till Friday, SSS directed that the company
should be reopened immediately while amicable resolution of the dispute
would be sorted out,” the official said
The official said the company was reopened at about 10.30 a.m, adding that
the loading of petroleum products had started for distribution to
He said the reopening of the company would further ease the scarcity of
petroleum products experienced in some parts of the country.
200 trucks have been loaded with petroleum products for distribution to
It would be recalled that NIPCO was shut by the National Union of Petroleum
and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on March 24 following a dispute over who heads
the company union. -
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