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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Strike threat: Labour and Petroleum Ministers postpone meeting with leadership of oil workers



The proposed meeting between Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, minister of Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria PENGASSAN scheduled for Thursday (today) will now hold on Friday.

A statement signed by the Deputy Director (Press) at the ministry of labour, Samuel Olowookere said the change of date is in consideration of the season and national holidays.
The statement said the meeting is slated to hold at  Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Minister’s Board Room, 11th Floor, NNPC Towers in Abuja by 11:00am Prompt.

With the notice, the minister of labour pleaded with the entire leadership of PENGASSAN to suspend its intended strike in view of ongoing negotiations and in the spirit of social dialogue.



 PRESS RELEASE

LABOUR AND PETROLEUM MINISTERS NOW TO HOLD MEETING WITH PENGASSAN ON FRIDAY

In consideration of the season and national holidays, the conciliation meeting has been rescheduled.

The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige and the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu will now hold the crucial meeting with Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) tomorrow to put a lasting solution to the lingering problems in the oil and gas sector.

The meeting is now slated for tomorrow Friday 8th July, 2016 at Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Minister’s Board Room, 11th Floor, NNPC Towers, Abuja by 11:00am Prompt.

The Ministers appeals to the entire leadership of PENGASSAN to stay intended strike in view of ongoing negotiations and in the spirit of social dialogue.

Samuel Olowookere
Deputy Director (Press)

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