I will sign petroleum bill once it is brought to me - Buhari

I will sign petroleum bill once it is brought to me - Buhari

- President Buhari has promised to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill into law

- The president says once the bill is presented to him, the next thing is for him to assent to it

- President Buhari spoke at a lecture to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, where he made the promise

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that he would sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill into law once it is presented to him.

The president made the assurance at a lecture to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Buhari, who was represented by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said the bill would address most of the challenges of oil workers.

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President Buhari called on oil workers to dialogue with government on issues instead of going on strike while in a dispute with the government.

Ngige told the workers: “He (Buhari) is a president that respects the rule of law and the law of the land. He promised to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill once it is brought to him."

In his address, the president of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, said: “There are enormous challenges confronting our union, most especially with regards to the employers, government and the general public perception of our enormous powers, influence and ever constant solidarity.

“We know that most often many employers are scared of relating with us and this wrong perception is sometimes responsible for the hostile attitude to our efforts in organising their employees."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) affirmed its willingness to work closely with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure a hitch-free products distribution across the country throughout the end of year festive period.

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National president of NUPENG, Prince Williams Akporeha, said the union did not see any reason to call its members out on any industrial action capable of disrupting the distribution of petroleum products between now and the end of the year.

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