The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs  Diezani Allison-Madueke and leaders of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) Thursday refused to honour the invitation of the joint House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream & Upstream) and Gas Resources.

The meeting was aimed at forestalling the planned nationwide strike by the aforementioned unions.

In a letter delivered by a liaison officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Group Managing Director of NNPC Joseph Dawah, said the NNPC is currently engaging the unions” and that he was “confident that in no time, our staff will go back to work.”

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