Oil workers, on Wednesday shut down the operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) nationwide.
It was learnt that this decision follows the unbundling of the corporation on Tuesday.
It was also learnt that members of staff and management of the corporation could not gain entrance as soon as they arrived their various offices.
The implication of this is that there will be an immediate nationwide fuel scarcity as products will not be lifted by NUPENG.
It will however, have no effect on the crude oil export yet, except the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) joins in solidarity.
At the end of the union meeting, a message was sent to all members by the Group Executive Councils, GEC. The message read:
“The GEC of NUPENG & PENGASSAN at its meeting of 8th March 2016, which started at 10:00pm has extensively discussed the pronouncement of the GMD on NNPC UNBUNDLING. We observed that the GMD/HMSP totally disregarded due process and failed to engage STAKEHOLDERS. Hence, from midnight today, ALL NNPC LOCATIONS will be SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY until further notice. Further directives will be communicated accordingly.”