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Breaking: Oil Workers Suspend Strike

by Mustapha Olamide
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Individuals from Nigeria’s significant worker’s guilds in the oil and gas area have suspended the strike they set out upon in challenge the non-installment of their compensations.  

Authorities of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas laborers said the strike was canceled after different understandings were reached with the Federal Government.  

The National Public Relations Officer, PENGASSAN, who serves as the Rivers State Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Fortune Obi, affirmed the suspension to on Tuesday.

“Strike suspended as Federal Government consents to pay the owed pay rates while the IPPS (Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System) is sifted through later on,” he said.  

The senior laborers had brought down apparatuses in challenge the non-installment of their compensations for as far back as a quarter of a year.  

They additionally set out on the strike to kick against the Federal Government’s incorporation of oil laborers in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.  

It was, be that as it may, accumulated on Tuesday morning that the two associations had an offhand gathering with the Accountant-General of the Federation on Monday night in Abuja.  

At the gathering, it was settled that the three months pay overdue debts owed the oil laborers be paid through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System stage.  

Sources at the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation said the OAGF had initiated the procedure of installment powerful Monday night (August 17, 2020).   It was likewise concurred that every single influenced organization were to present a duplicate of the letter the OAGF sent to them and the delicate duplicate of pay transfer for May, June, and July 2020.  

Gatherings at the gathering settled that another date would be fixed for all partners to meet and examine concerns encompassing the enlistment of oil laborers on the IPPIS stage.

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