Tag: Oil workers

Oil Workers Confirms Attack On NNPC Pipeline In Niger Delta

A Nigerian oil workers union has confirmed an attack on a pipeline operated by state oil firm, NNPC, in the Niger Delta oil hub claimed by a militant group, an executive said on Monday. The Greenland Justice Mandate group said in a statement it had attacked on Saturday the Efurun-Otor[Read More…]

Petroleum Scarcity Looms As Oil Workers Threaten Fresh Strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have threatened to resume their suspended strike if the Federal Government refused to enforce the implementation of the tripartite agreement reached with them and other partners in the industry. In a letter dated[Read More…]

Oil Workers Ask Buhari To Stop Giving Bailout Funds To States

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Saturday advised the Federal Government against the issuance of bailout funds to state governments for the payment of workers’ salaries. The NUPENG’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, gave the advice in Lagos. The disbursement of bailout funds to the states[Read More…]

Oil Workers Say Fuel Scarcity May Linger Till End of March

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Friday said that the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country might linger till the end of March. The South-West Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos. Korodo said that from all[Read More…]

Oil Workers Shut Kaduna Refinery Over Unbundling

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[Read More…]

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Oil Workers Give Reasons For Shutting NNPC Nationwide Over Unbundling

Nigerian oil workers have vowed to continue their strike embarked upon Wednesday until they receive clarifications regarding Tuesday’s unbundling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The Acting General Secretary of PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, told PREMIUM TIMES on phone on Wednesday in Abuja that the workers would not call off[Read More…]

NUPENG Calls FG To Stop Looming Sack Of Oil Workers By Chevron And Shell Petroleum

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has called on the Federal Government to stop Chevron and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), from extending the planned sack of 18,500 workers globally to Nigeria. NUPENG in a statement by its President, Mr. Igwe Achese said that the union was[Read More…]

Mobil Confirms Kidnap Of Oil Workers In Akwa Ibom

by Chukwu Obi A subsidiary of America oil giant, ExxonMobil, Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), on Thursday admitted that unknown gunmen kidnapped three national oil workers of a contract firm supporting operations of MPN at the Qua Iboe oil Terminal (QIT) in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Although[Read More…]

Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja As NNPC Assures Of Over 32 Days Stock Of Petroleum Product

Long queues were noticeable in most filling stations in the federal capital territory on Monday, just as petrol black marketers returned to business in the city. The queues and black marketers surfaced on the same day the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and[Read More…]

Fuel Scarcity Looms As Oil Workers Threaten Strike From Monday

Fuel scarcity may spread across Nigeria from Monday as oil workers brace for showdown with the Federal Government over various unresolved labour issues. Authoritative sources told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday that the oil workers, under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association [PENGASSAN] and their counterparts[Read More…]