THE Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has warned the Federal Government not to take it lightly the recent threat by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) that oil workers should vacate, immediately, all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta region.
PENGASSAN President, Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, who was speaking at the 3rd Women in PENGASSAN National Conference, in Abuja, on Thursday, said the leadership of PENGASSAN would meet with the Federal Government over the threat issued by the Avengers to oil workers.
The Niger Delta Avengers had warned members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the PENGASSAN and foreigners to “leave all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta,” saying “things will get dirty very soon.”
The group made the declaration in a statement by its spokesperson, self-acclaimed Brigadier General Mudoch.
However, Comrade Olabode, who addressed journalists on the issue at the venue of the conference, said the threat should not be taking lightly; adding, however, that the workers would have to put their feet down.