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We will not sack NNPC workers - FG

05 February 2016, 21:38

Abuja - The Federal Government has promised not to lay off some employees of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this to leaders of labour union in the oil and gas sector during a meeting with them in Abuja on Wednesday evening.

Speaking at a joint press conference organised by the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, the National President, NUPENG, and Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Achese Igwe, said some concessions were reached at the meeting.

Also read: New head of NNPC sacks top management

He said participants at the meeting discussed the imminent sacking in the NNPC and the oil sector, ongoing concessions and various reforms in the industry.

This is coming as labour unions have threatened to shut down Imo State today (Friday) for a mass action if the state government fails to reinstate the 3 000 workers that it recently sacked.

Source: Punch

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