NUPENG suspends 3 day nationwide strike after talks

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended a nationwide three-day strike over job losses that hit petrol stations and oil tankers, following talks with the government on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with Nigeria’s labour minister in the capital, Abuja. “All issues have been addressed one after the other. We are very satisfied with the commitment shown,” said NUPENG President Igwe Achese.

“We have decided to suspend the three day strike that commenced today and also asked our members… to do all that is necessary to keep the industry flowing,” he added. The minister said the talks had led to “very fruitful conclusions” and there would be another meeting on Jan. 24.