Abuja - Another round of fuel scarcity looms as the two major labour unions in the oil and gas industry, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have threatened to ground operations in the oil and gas sector if the federal government goes ahead with the planned privatisation of the four refineries in the country.
The unions in their strike notice threatened to shut down vital oil services if the government fails to retract plans to privatise the nation’s four refineries, reports Trends
Babatunde Ogun, President, PENGASSAN, said the union has given the government a one-week ultimatum to halt its plan to sell the refineries to private investors.
He said if after the ultimatum, no concrete step was taken to reverse the decision, a full blown industrial action affecting the whole country and including but not limited to total shut down of the oil and gas production will be embarked upon.
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