PENGASSAN urges government to ensure resolution of minimum wage imbroglio
• Praises National Peace Committee Towards Conduct Of Successful Polls
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on the Federal Government and all stakeholders to ensure resolution of the minimum wage imbroglio, and reach an agreement with the labour within the shortest possible time.
The oil workers noted it was very important in order to maintain a peaceful industrial relations climate in this auspicious time.
The President of PENGASSAN, Francis Olabode Johnson, stated this in his address at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association in Uyo.
As the 2019 general elections draw near, he commended the efforts of the national peace committee for their initiative in committing all presidential candidates into signing a peace agreement towards the conduct of a successful 2019 general elections.
He advised the candidates to adhere to the tenets of the signed agreement.
He cautioned politicians against overheating the polity by avoiding hate speeches and mudslinging capable of creating divisiveness.
He said campaigns should be issues based, in the process of convincing the electorate on their acceptability.
He also urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts at increasing local refining of crude oil, thereby removing all encumbrances to the full rehabilitation of all refineries.
Noting that the association had raised concerns about the deplorable state of the nation’s refineries and depots, Johnson called for sustainable and workable interventions, while insisting that the current business model is no longer sustainable.
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