By Chineme Okafor and Paul Obi in Abuja
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday said it has begun dialogue with striking members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to address their grievances.
This is as the federal government cried out over the depleting level of oil output, stating that this was not the right time for Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to embark on strike.
It also cautioned members of the public against embarking on any form of panic purchase of petroleum products in anticipation of product scarcity due to the ongoing strike action by PENGASSAN.
It said in a press release from its Group General Manager Public Affairs, Mallam Garba Deen Muhammad in Abuja that while the Corporation had commenced talks with the leadership of the senior oil workers’ union, it had in stock enough products to satisfy local consumption requirements for the next 45 days.
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