Oil workers have shut down the Kaduna refinery over the unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Our correspondent in Kaduna State said the workers have locked up the refinery gate, preventing management staff and others from entering into the refinery.
The oil workers want government to reverse the decision.
The Group Executive Councils of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), had in a meeting on Tuesday directed its members to truncate NNPC operations nationwide .
After “extensively discussing the pronouncement”, they “observed that the GMD/HMSP totally disregarded due process and failed to engage stakeholders.
“Hence, from midnight today (Tuesday, March 8), all NNPC locations will be shut down completely until further notice. Further directives will be communicated accordingly”, a statement jointly signed by the Unions said.