EFCC raids: War against corruption is winning, says ex-PENGASSAN spokesman

The Federal Government’s anti-graft war has received a fillip from a one-time spokesman for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Mr Oluwaseyi Gambo. Gambo scored the administration’s war against corruption very high, citing the ongoing raids of homes and business premises across the country and recovery of stolen public funds……

PENGASSAN pickets General Electric over non-payment of salary

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Wednesday picketed the General Electric over non-payment of salaries to some workers of ARCO Group – its servicing company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PENGASSAN blocked the entrance to General Electric office on Victoria Island, Lagos, from 6a.m. Mr Abel……

NUPENG suspends strike as PENGASSAN drops planned action

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers have suspended their three-day nationwide warning strike. The union made the announcement Wednesday night. Similarly, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) dropped its planned industrial action over similar complaints in the oil and gas sector. The association had issued a two-week ultimatum…

ExxonMobil shuts down operational headquarters

The operational headquarters of a major oil company in Nigeria, ExxonMobil, has been shut as a result of a standoff over industrial dispute between management and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). This is sequel to a disagreement over laying off of more than 200 workers, out of its 1,200…

Nigeria loses $200 investments – PENGASSAN

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) says Nigeria has lost 200 billion dollars of investments due to its inability to legislate the proposed reform in oil and gas. PENGASSAN said this in a position paper sent to the Chairman and members of the Senate Joint Committee in the Petroleum Industry Governance…

PENGASSAN rejects plan to scrap NNPC, others

The Petroleum and Natual Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has flayed reported plans by the Federal Government, to scrap some regulatory agencies in the oil and gas industry. It is believed that the FG wants to scrap the Nigerian National Pertoleum Corporation (NNPC), without consulting stakeholders in the industry. “While it is important…

NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike as over 3,000 workers are sacked

As Nigeria continues to wallow in unprecedented recession under the current government, not less than 3,000 Nigerians have lost their jobs in the oil industry alone, claimed two oil and gas sector unions. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN),…

PENGASSAN threatens to shut down Nigeria over plan to sell national assets

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, have threatened to shut down the country if the Federal Government carried out its plan to sell national assets. Government commenced such moves as a way out of the current economic recession. PENGASSAN had early in September threatened…

Fuel scarcity looms as PENGASSAN threatens to resume strike

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the federal government refuses to enforce the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry. This was contained In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Productivity dated August 22, 2016…