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Business [LIST] 6 Things President Buhari Discussed with NUPENG, PENGASSAN Leaders


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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with the leaders of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, NUPENG, and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


At the end of the meeting, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu disclosed that the meeting afforded his principal an opportunity to review and share thoughts with the workers on areas of concerns that will promote peace and harmony in the oil sector.

Here are the 6 things the President discussed with the oil sector workers at the State House...

- Areas of concerns such as PIB, State of refineries, Fuel scarcity and some solution potentials and agreed to collaborate and work together

- the utilization of depots and how best to do that, they are worried about all kinds of logistics issues that plague the oil industry.

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- job loss in the sector arising from the position of majors who feel that the economy is giving rough end of the sticks and then try to whittle down staff and how to end such menace.

- President tasked the NUPENG and PENGASSAN leaders to be agents of change within the areas they work‎ to ensure they take change on its head and make it happen.

- government strategy is that whatever is produced in the refineries will not go for sale, we are going to keep them in strategic reserve.

- His Excellency will rather have less crude but have individuals in the society suffer less with inconveniences than have more crude and have them continue to suffer. So we are going to put a new model to enable us increase the pace and actually get majors as part of the crew of those to bring in more products so that the NNPC will sort of go back on the capacity of what it use to do and the majors will take over the balance of importation.

On his part, the National President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese said that the union was satisfied with deliberations at the meeting, adding that: “We had a successful meeting, quite interesting in terms of the emotional attachment of Mr. President on the issue of oil and gas sector and the challenges we are facing as a nation.




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