…PENGASSAN threatens to shut down installations
NIGERIANS may be in for yet another round of fuel scarcity in many parts of the country after members of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) threatened to pull out its entire workforce from oil and gas installations nationwide in protest over increasing oil theft and vandalism.
President of PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, gave the indication during a press conference in Abuja, yesterday.
Lamenting that crude oil theft is crumbling the nation’s economy on daily basis, Osifo said oil workers may have no other option that to withdraw their services if government keeps paying lip service to PENGASSAN’s demands to protect its members by providing adequate security around oil installations.
But no sooner that the report went to town than residents of Abuja and environs thronged filling the federal capital territory, forming long queues, to buy petroleum products in readiness for another round of scarcity that may follow should PENGASSAN carry out its threat to sown tools.
Some of the commodities for which residents queued to buy include kerosene, petrol and even diesel.