PENGASSAN Strike: NNPC Says No Need To Panic Over Fuel Supply
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Monday declared a nationwide strike, heightening fears of fuel scarcity in the country. The crux of the matter is the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). But the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday dismissed mounting insinuation of possible scarcity of petroleum products following the PENGASSAN strike action.
NNPC spokesman, Kennie Obateru, quoted the group managing director, Mallam Mele Kyari in a release saying, the industrial action embarked upon by PENGASSAN would not lead to scarcity of petroleum products as all fuel stations and petrol depots in the country have enough stock of products to service consumers and are open for business.
While expressing hope that the industrial dispute would be settled amicably, Kyari assured that the Corporation has thus far emplaced a stock of over 2.9 billion litres of petrol to guarantee seamless movement of people, goods and services across the country in the forthcoming Christmas season and beyond.
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