NNPC workers protest planned privatization of refineries


Jonathan-and-DiezaniThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) workers under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Senior Staff Association and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Thursday protested the Federal Government’s  plan to privatize the four national refineries in 2014.

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Over 200 members of the unions members who are affiliates of the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) respectively wore red T-shirts and caps and assembled at the NNPC towers, Abuja, where they vowed to resist the sale plan until the Federal Government rescinds the decision.

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke had in London   revealed that the process for the privatization of the refineries would be completed before the First Quater of next year.

The workers, who were led by the NNPC Group PENGASSAN Chairman, Sanusi Abdulkareem and NUPENG Group chairman, Richard Otovwievwiere assembled early as 8:30 am when they started chanting solidarity and emancipation songs till about 10.30 am.

Some of the Placards read: “We say no to illegal sale of our refineries”; We cannot be fooled anymore!!”; “Hide not under privatization to hijack our refineries”.

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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