PENGASSAN Suspends Strike Action

PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson
PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has suspended its strike after meeting with representatives from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr.) Chris Ngige.

SEE: Strike: FG, PENGASSAN Meeting Continues Today

Recall that PENGASSAN had last Thursday directed its members to embark on indefinite strike following the federal government’s failure to abide by its May 12 agreement. It cited among others, the issue of prolonged JV funding and cash payment arrears, as well as absence of no clear stand on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on the part of government as reasons for going on strike.

The meeting between the leadership of the union and representatives of the FEC, started at about 3p.m on Tuesday and lasted till early hours of Wednesday at the State House, Abuja.

The suspension of the strike is with immediate effect.

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