7 December 2017
The ongoing fuel crisis in Nigeria may just get worse if the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, goes through with their threat to embark on a nationwide strike starting December 18.
The union which is one of the two main oil unions in Nigeria is protesting what it said was a “mass sacking of workers that joined the union”.
According to reports, if the government fails to force the management of domestic oil and gas companies and marginal field operators to recall laid off union members, its workers will go on strike.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, had responded to the fuel crisis, assuring motorists that there was no shortage of petrol, rather, the scarcity is caused by panic buying because of the approaching festive season.