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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NGF Crisis’ll Soon Be Resolved – Gov Dickson

seriake-dicksonBayelsa State governor Seriake Dickson has expressed optimism that the crisis currently rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will soon be resolved.

Dickson, who spoke at the weekend in Yenagoa, alluded to the fact that governors across party lines and across the 36 states of the federation were keeping in touch and proffering the best solution to the crisis. Continue reading