Nigerians may experience another fuel scarcity soon as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN denied the news that it has suspended its strike.
This follows PENGASSAN's dismissal as false report that oil workers have postponed their proposed strike until next Monday when negotiations will open with the Federal Government.
A statement from PENGASSAN National Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojugbana says, “there is no iota of truth in the report that the strike has been called off or suspended.
He said, "Some of our members that are in the offshore have been withdrawn, while others who are on critical equipment have commenced gradual shutting down of such equipment before their final disengagement.
Our members, especially those in offices and downstream sector will join today.
However it appears there is division between two unions of oil workers over the planned strike.
The Southwest chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers, Tokunbo Korodo says a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government, earlier scheduled to take place yesterday has been shifted till July 11.
He noted that NUPENG remains open to the option of dialogue to ensure Nigerians do not suffer unnecessarily.