The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has called for a salary benchmark for oil and gas workers in the country.
The National President of the union, Mr. Festus Osifo, made this call at the second edition of the PENGASSAN Energy and Labour Submit on Monday in Abuja.
Osifo during the three-day event titled, ‘Petroleum Downstream Deregulation and Gas Utilisation, for a Sustainable Energy Future in Nigeria; said that the call was imperative due to the recent policy direction by the Federal Government.
He added that the policy by the government included the removal of fuel subsidy and the floating of the naira-dollar exchange rates.
He said, “Part of the decisions of floatation has only benefited the government and the oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
“This has necessitated a call for salary benchmark for oil and gas workers, aligning with the instrument of trade of oil and gas commodity.’’