Unions Shut Down NNPC Offices Nationwide

By » horlarhidey » March 9th, 2016, 8:07 pm

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Oil workers have shut down the operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) nationwide. The decision followed Tuesday's unbundling of the corporation.

TheCable reports that members of staff and management of the corporation arrived their various offices this morning only to discover that they could not gain entrance following the total strike.

The immediate impact of the strike will be nationwide fuel scarcity as products will not be lifted by NUPENG. It is not expected to affect the crude oil export yet except the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) joins in solidarity.




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By » Emi (f) » March 9th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Yea, they are protesting the proposed unbundling of nnpc by federal government.

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By » Erudite (f) from Naija » March 10th, 2016, 11:44 am

OIL WORKERS EMBARK ON INDEFINITE STRIKE OVER NNPC’S RESTRUCTURING
Workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) under the auspices of the two major unions, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), yesterday started a nationwide strike, protest against the federal government’s restructuring of the state-run oil firm. The action, which started with the total shutdown of operations at the corporate headquarters of NNPC Wednesday morning, was initiated by the branches of both unions. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Tuesday night at a press briefing in Abuja announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the restructuring of the NNPC into seven new divisions. Kachikwu explained that under the new structure, NNPC will have five core new divisions comprising the upstream, downstream, refining, gas and power, and the ventures groups. Two other groups – finance and services – were also created while the number of NNPC’s subsidiaries was expanded from 16 to 20. Kachikwu also explained to THISDAY that the restructuring did not amount to the break up or unbundling of the corporation and assured workers during the briefing that there will be no layoffs from the new corporate engineering. However, dissatisfied with the new corporate structure of the organisation, the corporation’s workers said that they were not carried along in the entire process, hence their decision to down tools. First thing yesterday morning, the main entrance to the corporation was barricaded, while staff of NNPC and its subsidiaries located at the headquarters were turned back by the protesting union members. When contacted, the national president of NUPENG, Mr. Igwe Achese confirmed the closure of NNPC by the unions, saying that the national body had tried to mediate when it realised that the strike was in the offing but its advice was not heeded. But during a press briefing last night by the branch chairpersons of NUPENG and PENGASSAN in Abuja, they directed their members to proceed on indefinite strike nationwide starting from midnight of March 8.
- ThisDay


By » omolomo » March 10th, 2016, 11:47 am

This will lead to serious fuel hike again o.




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