NUPENG Suspends Strike Following NNPC Intervention (Read)






The National Union of Petroleum and
Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has
suspended its nationwide strike which began
on Sunday.





This followed the intervention of the Group
Managing Director of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti
Baru.





In a statement issued by NNPC Group
General Manager, Group Public Affairs
Division, Ndu Ughamadu, on Monday in
Abuja, Baru explained that his intervention
was in national interest.





Baru also approved the increase in bridging
costs from N6.20 to N7.20.
“In mediating between the Nigerian
Association of Road Transport Owners
(NARTO), and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers
(PTD), we understand the difficulty of NARTO
to go into negotiations which has to do with
the level of bridging allowance.





”I am happy to announce that the
Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum
Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has given his
approval to increase the bridging allowance
from N6.20 to N7.20,” Baru said in the
statement.

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