Labour Rejects Splitting of NNPC, Shuts Down Corporation 

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Workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)  on Wednesday morning shut down the operations of the corporation in Abuja following federal government’s splitting of the Corporation into seven different companies on Tuesday.
Consequently, the workers were seen discussing their grievances in clusters outside the corporate headquarters of the Corporation in Abuja.
The ‎NNPC branch chairman of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Mathew Duru, led other members of the labour movement on a shutdown of the corporation.
A staff member of the corporation told METROWATCH that they were protesting Federal Government’s announcement of Tuesday to the effect the corporation had been split into seven different companies.
“The era of unilateral decisions is over. The federal government must consult with us as stakeholders before it takes any decisions that have the potential of affecting our lives, either positively or negatively”, he said.

The splitting of NNPC was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.
The workers, under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, said they were not consulted before the decision was taken and announced.

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