Nigeria to mediate between ExxonMobil and striking workers


Nigeria is looking at mediating between striking workers at ExxonMobil Nigeria and its management who are at loggerheads.

According to Reuters News Agency, Chika Onuegbu, chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN said:

“There are arrangements for both parties to meet early next week with the federal government,” said Chika Onuegbu, who chairs the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in the oil-producing Rivers State.

He said the strike was continuing.

A government official said the labour minister would convene a meeting to resolve the conflict, without giving details.

A spokesman for Exxon Mobil declined to comment on the possibility of a meeting with the government, adding that the strike had “no impacts” on oil production.

“We respect the rights of our workforce and will continue to engage with them to resolve this situation, but remain committed to the safety of our personnel and security of our facilities,” he said.

Exxon workers are at protesting the massive sacking of their colleagues.

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