Nigerians would from the midnight of August 16, face another nationwide fuel scarcity as members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies, yesterday vowed to embark on an indefinite strike should the Federal Government fail to address the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The members, who had on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike, said the full blown strike would paralyse and disrupt petrol supply across the country, alongside Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). Saturday Telegraph gathered that the senior workers had downed tools at the Abuja headquarters of the FMPR in protest against the non-payment of their salaries for the past three months.
The strike was embarked upon by PENGASSAN to kick against the Federal Government’s inclusion of its members in the IPPIS. PENGASSAN and the NUPENG had made the threat in a letter addressed to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.