Nigeria expected to resume supply of Gas to Ghana as workers call off strike


Nigeria is expected to resume supply of Gas to Ghana after workers there called off the strike that led to a cut in supply.

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, have suspended their five-day-old strike.

The strike triggered a cut in supply of gas through the West African Gas Pipeline to Ghana.

It left the country in an energy crisis with power producers forced to shed a record 500 megawatts of electricity.

All gas powered thermal plants across the country were shut down, worsening the ongoing load shedding programme.

But with the suspension of the strike in Nigeria, it is expected that authorities there will resume supplying Gas to Ghana.

The suspension was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a marathon meeting with the Nigerian Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke and the Management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The oil workers had on Monday ordered their members to embark on an indefinite strike in protest against NNPC’s alleged refusal to address unresolved pension issues concerning workers in the oil industry.

The resumption of gas supply is will improve the load shedding exercise. 

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