Oil workers in Nigeria have called off a strike action they embarked on after Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu announced that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) would be split into independent units.
The workers are said to have called off the strike after meeting with Kachikwu, who is also the Group Managing Director of the NNPC. “Sequel to exhaustive deliberations between our GMD and GEC of PENGASSAN and NUPENG, the corporate-wide strike has been suspended,” the oil corporation said via its Twitter handle today, March 10.
Kachikwu had announced the splitting of the NNPC on Tuesday, March 9 and the strike was decided upon by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and thePetroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) the same day. Read more