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PPPRA Workers Protest Against Appointment Of New Executive Secretary

Members of the Senior Staff Association of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) have still shut down the operations of the Agency in Abuja on account of the appointment of a new Executive Secretary from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The Senior Staff of the PPPRA staged the protest in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Saturday.

The Branch Chairman of the Association, Mr Victor Ononokpono told reporters that the reason why they have continued to reject the new appointment by the Federal Government is to enable the agency perform its duties without interference from the government or other players in the sector.

According to him, the appointment of a new Executive Secretary from the NNPC would stifle operations of the PPPRA.

Oil workers under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) shut down operations of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The workers protested the alleged imposition of an acting Executive Secretary on the agency.

The Chairman of PENGASSAN, PPPRA Branch, Mr Victor Ononokpono, led the protest staged on Tuesday, February 23.

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