Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Oil workers cry out to Buhari, beg for protection from Avengers

By News Express on 22/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,229


The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the protection of its members working in the Niger Delta Region.

National President of the association, Comrade Olabode Johnson, while reacting to threat by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), warning National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), PENGASSAN and the expatriates to leave all oil fields and terminals in the region, said such threat should not be taken for granted. But the federal government has expressed resolve to dialogue with the militants, saying without securing the environment, investments won’t come.

The Avengers have in recent time, blown oil pipelines in the region, with a renewed threat to attack the workers if they failed to leave, threatening that “things will get dirty very soon.”

Comrade Johnson, who was speaking at the 3rd Women in PENGASSAN National Conference/ Workshop, also said the association is presently engaging the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, over the issues, urging government to ensure peace in the region.

“We are having a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment. In view of the issue on ground, this is something we should take as priority. That kind of threat is not something that should be taken lightly.

“So, I think we are going to put our feet down. Whatever the issue, let government look for a way to fast track everything and discuss so that there can be peace in this country. This is not time for us to start destroying ourselves and our properties and oil installations. We all need to work together, as a country so that Nigeria can rise from the ashes of what we are going through.”

On the recent decision of the association to suspend its strike, Labour lamented the situation where decisions of government were not taken serious by its agencies and oil companies.

“We had series of meetings with the government team. But we also want to inform government that a situation where agencies and oil companies behave as if they are more powerful than the government is not acceptable to the union.

“You cannot have an agreement with the minister standing in for the president of the Federal Republic, and when it’s time to take action, you say no. We only suspended our strike, if these issues are not addressed properly, we may have to resume the strike.

“Though, we don’t like taking that route; that is why we are imploring every agency of government that whatever agreement reached must be respected. We will abide by our side of the agreement but if they are not ready to honour theirs, we will have no choice than to resume,” the association clarified.

•Excerpted from a Blueprint report. Photo shows ENGASSAN President, Comrade Olabode Johnson.

Source News Express

Posted 22/07/2016 12:35:03 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
57,743 Nigerian refugees still in neigbouring countries

Texas couple sentenced to jail for enslaving Nigerian...

Suicide bomber over-powered at military check point •Bomb-making...

Immigration to deploy cutting edge technology for improved...

Isn’t it time we had Heroes’ Day? asks...

30,000 Nigerians reportedly at risk of contracting Ebola...

Arrested Judges regain freedom from DSS custody

Biafra: Ikpeazu rules out Nigeria’s division

Restore electricity to Seme, Reps order Eko Electricity...

Fantastically Naïve Gamble, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Group condemns arrest of Radio Biafra Director, demands...

Tension in Katsina as State Govt. moves to...

 

Latest News 2018 Budget Cuts: South East, Niger Delta worst hit My imprisonment story: Judge jailed me because I refused to give him bribe — Uwazuruike 2019: PDP woos Obasanjo Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention Army kills 7 Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons in Borno Ohanaeze demands immediate release of Senator Abaribe by DSS Buhari reinstates 3 suspended permanent secretaries 2 toddlers drown in Jigawa pond Negotiations for Chibok/Dapchi girls release stalled Buhari appoints 4 CBN Non-Executive Directors, others EFCC receives 654 petitions from Edo, Delta, Ondo Osinbajo launches tech hub, says Nigeria future in technology

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,789 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,493 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,732 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,462 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,313 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,184 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,117 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,291 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,073 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,900 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,081 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,831 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,265) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (506) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,050) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,431) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,316) Religion (772) Sports (1,559) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement