Members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria will start to remove themselves from offices and oil locations, barring any last-minute changes.
They said that the threat was directed at Oando Plc’s purchase of Eni Nigeria and the Nigeria Agip Oil Company without following the proper procedures.The PENGASSAN branch of Mobil, Chevron, NUPENG, Total Energies, and Shell businesses employs oil and gas personnel who pose a threat.
They said that their services would be discontinued in solidarity with NAOC employees who are upset about the alleged sale of Agip to Oando Plc.This was included in a letter of solidarity sent to the PENGASSAN Agip branch chairman on Saturday.
The letter was signed by the chairman of the Shell branch, Ikechukwu Onyefuru; the secretary of the Chevron branch, Pepple Soparaipirim; the secretary of the Total Energies branch, Abubakar Ibrahim; the general secretary of NUPENG, Afolabi Otawale; and the chairman of the Mobil branch, Aniete Udoh. It was forwarded to our correspondent.
In order to emphasise their demand and make sure the correct thing is done, they are prepared and willing to take any action, including suspending services, according to the letter.
“After reading with shock and consternation about the alleged treacherous route chosen by your Management in dealing with our NAOC Comrades in the disposal of its equity in its JV assets to Oqndo Oil Ltd without recourse to outstanding financial obligations to workers,” the letter stated: “We write to express our absolute solidarity with all your members.”