National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Seniour Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have called off their strike action.

Both unions in Nigeria’s oil sector called off their strike with immediate effect after a late night meeting with Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum.

The unions had shut offices of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) nationwide following the announcement of its unbundling by Kachikwu.


An NNPC source who confirmed the development on Thursday, March 10, said:  “Please be informed that the unions have shelved their strike. “They took the decision after a long meeting with the Minister. “The meeting ended just after 4:30am and had in attendance unions that had kicked against the unbundling. “We believe that with this development, the queues will end.”



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