President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Festus Osifo has declared the association is embarking on an immediate nationwide strike.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the declaration made by Osifo when he appeared on Sunrise Daily on Channels TV on Monday morning has sparked fears of fuel scarcity in the country.
“Today, PENGASSAN has declared a strike,” he said in an interview on the Channels Television breakfast programme.
He added, “Today our members are sitting at home and we will continually watch the situation and if we need to rev it up, we will definitely rev it up.”
Osifo explained that the industrial action followed the inability of the Federal Government to address the issues raised by the oil and gas workers.
He stated that the union had given the government a seven-day ultimatum in a statement issued on Monday last week to respond to the issues.