The Federal Government has pledged to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB into law once the bill is transmitted to the presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave the pledge at the 40th anniversary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG in Abuja, with the theme “Nigeria Oil and Gas Workers; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige said the bill would address most of the challenges of the oil workers and the industry as a whole.
Buhari urged the workers to support his administration towards ensuring better welfare for workers.
He also commended the workers for the progress made, while urging them to dialogue instead of shutting down the country while in a dispute with their employers.
Speaking earlier, NUPENG President, Williams Akporeha decried the continued casualisation of workers by oil companies, saying that the union would always fight for better working conditions of its members.