Kachikwu to engage with PENGASSAN to avoid possible strike

Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday said the government would engage with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) after the trade union threatened to launch a nationwide strike.

“I have directed that they should be engaged quickly to resolve what the issues are as soon as possible,” Kachikwu told reporters in Abuja, after the union said it would strike from Dec. 18 over what it said was a mass sacking of workers.

Agency Report