Sep 29

Nigeria oil workers to join nationwide strike next week

Reuters reports on one of Nigeria’s main oil and gas unions that will join a nationwide strike starting on Oct 3 to protest. This is against government policies that are causing economic hardship for Nigerians. Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer and relies on the commodity for around 90% of foreign exchange earnings and about half its budget.The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers directed its members to ensure “unwavering compliance” with the indefinite strike called by Nigeria’s two biggest workers union federations.