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Oil workers plan to embark on strike action as petrol scarcity looms


Nigeria might face the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, in coming days as oil workers have been ordered to down tools across the country.

Oil workers under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria were ordered by the association to vacate their duty posts.

According to reports by PUNCH, the workers were ordered to vacant their post in a letter issued on November 8, 2020.

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The letter was signed by the General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, which was also copied to the Central Working Committee members of the association.

Okugbawa said that the strike was to against the failure of the government to make any concrete move as regards the differences between PENGASSAN and government on matters bordering on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

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