PENGASSAN expresses dismay over the transfers of its members


The leadership of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in Kaduna Zonal Council has expressed sadness over the indiscriminate transfers of Executive members of the union.

This was made known in a two-page letter which was signed by the Chairman of the union and the zonal secretary respectively.

According to the letter, this is coming just after the intervention meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity that led to the suspension of the ultimatum earlier issued by the in-house union.

The letter  recalled that it was agreed at the meeting with the labour minister that nobody should be victimized in the union, pointing out that after the resolution the authority of the union embarked on unnecessary transfers of the Executive members.  

The letter which was dated on 25 th November, 2010 and was addressed to the Executive Secretary of PPPRA called on the leadership of Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to deem it fit to retrieve the letter of transfers being given to the Zonal Chairman of Kaduna State.

It was also stated in the letter that the “step should be taken to reverse the transfer of all the union Executives back to their former locations prior to the purported transfer.”

The letter advised that if the leadership  of PPPRA failed to reverse the transfer of the union Executives within 21 days from the date of this letter, the union would cause industrial disharmony in PPPRA especially the Oil and Gas sector.

Meanwhile, the letter was copied to the Secretary to  Government of the Federation, Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity and National President of PENGASSAN.

By Sule Ibrahim


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