The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, has declared a three-day warning strike beginning 12 midnight today, ahead of their meeting with the Federal Government.
The President of the union, Igwe Achese, said the strike is to press for the implementation of the agreement reached with the oil companies on staff welfare, mediated by the Federal Government in 2016.
He explained that the continuation of the strike beyond today, would be determined by the outcome of a meeting between the union and the federal government.
Meanwhile the delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill will end soon as it will become a law this year.
That is according to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.
He stated that his ministry would work to increase the revenue of the federal government, to attract more investors to the country this year.
The minister stated that there would be a gas revolution in Nigeria this year as gas flaring would be reduced and the refineries revamped.