August 22, 2018

Oil workers shut NNPC headquarters

Oil workers shut NNPC headquarters

The nationwide scarcity of petrol worsened on Wednesday as oil workers embarked on a full-scale industrial action, which led to the shutdown of the corporate headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Abuja as well product depots, mega filling stations and other critical facilities.

The workers, under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, who gathered at the corporation’s headquarters early in the morning, shut the NNPC in protest against the restructuring of the national oil firm by the Federal Government and immediately embarked on a nationwide industrial action.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had on Tuesday evening announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the restructuring of the NNPC into seven new divisions, comprising 20 subsidiaries. Read more

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