FROM DENNIS MERNYI, ABUJA
THE Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Friday opened discussion with the leadership of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).
The move is to stop the union members from going ahead with their proposed industrial action.
Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Garba Deen Muhammad, said in a statement in Abuja Friday that the Corporation has commenced talks with the leadership of the Union to address their grievances.
Mohammed further said, NNPC has assured that it is doing everything possible to guarantee that the prevailing sanity in the supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country, which was achieved with the recent downstream liberation policy is sustained.
He however, cautioned members of the public from embarking on any form of panic buying of petroleum products in anticipation of product scarcity due to the strike by members of the union.
He said the corporation has in stock enough products to satisfy local consumption for the next 45 days noting that there is no need for motorists and other users of petroleum products to embark on frenzied wholesale purchase in anticipation of scarcity.