Nigeria oil workers, NUPENG, insist on planned strike

The workers are opposed to the proposed sale of refineries.

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, says it has not shelved its plans to embark on strike to protest the planned sale of the country’s four refineries.

The Federal Government had late last year constituted a committee headed by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to work out modalities for the sale of the four refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna.

But, since the announcement of the plans by the Federal Government, oil workers unions have condemned the proposal, threatening to call out their member on strike to protest the decision. Continue reading

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Aso Rock staff, civil servants celebrate Xmas, New Year without December pay

A staff said this was the first time it had ever happened in the villa.

Top civil servants working at the State House, Aso Rock, Abuja had a bleak yuletide with members of their families, as they spent Christmas and the New Year without the payment of their December salary.

One of the affected staff  said this was the first time in several years that any administration in the country would fail to pay the staff working directly under the President their salary before Christmas and the New Year.

The staff, who pleaded that his identity be protected for fear of being victimised by the authorities, said in the past, workers in the Villa were not only sure of their salary, but also other goodies as well, especially from the President. Continue reading