PENGASSAN to strike from Monday after talks hit deadlock

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As Nigerians continue to grapple with fuel scarcity following last week’s strike threat by the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) another influential group in the oil industry says it is set to begin its strike from Monday, Premium Times reports.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), had earlier issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to intervene over allegations of anti-workers practices perpetrated against some of its members in Neconde Energy Limited, an indigenous oil company.

Following the ultimatum, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, had offered to broker a truce between the union and Neconde Energy Limited. However, the union in a statement on Friday said the peace meeting called by the Minister during the week ended in a stalemate without a positive resolution of the crisis.