The Federal Government has called on the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), to halt its planned nationwide strike.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Ngige urged the association to reconsider its decision.
The statement was signed by the Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, who said the minister asked PENGASSAN call off the strike in the interest of the country.
“By that agreement, Neconde shall invite the sacked branch chairman of PENGASSAN and hold heart-to-heart discussion with him while PENGASSAN is to hold back proposed action pending the reconvening of the meeting in the second week of January, 2018 when other contending issues relating to other oil companies would also be sorted out,” the ministry explained.