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Reps summons Petroleum Minister over ongoing strike by oil workers

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke over ongoing strike by oil workers in the country.

Also summoned are the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Doctor Joseph Dawah, the leadership of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.

The House issued the summons through its Joint Committees on Petroleum Resources, Upstream, Downstream and Gas Resources.

In a statement signed by the three chairmen of the committees, the House said it is worried that a strike in the oil sector at this time would adversely affect the country’s economy.

The statement noted that media reports indicated that members of staff of the NNPC have already embarked on strike.

The lawmakers observed that as the main driver of the economy, any strike in the oil sector would be costly.

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