President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that he would give prompt attention to signing the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), when passed by the National Assembly.

He gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

Represented by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the president noted that the PIGB would improve industrial harmony in the oil and gas sector.

“Certain revolutionary steps have been taken in the oil industry which will aid the peaceful co-existence of employers and employees in the sector,” he said.

Speaking as the Guest of Honour at the 40th Anniversary of NUPENG with the theme: “Nigeria Oil and Gas Workers; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, President Buhari noted that employers and employees have a symbiotic relationship, as their mutual survival depended on a harmonious partnership between them.

According to him, “if there are no employers, there will be no employees. Because of this, we need equilibrium in the oil and gas industry.

“Mr President asked me to congratulate you on the celebrations of your 40 years in existence. He is a worker-friendly president that is concern about better working condition for workers.

“He is a president that respect the rule of law and the law of the land. He promised to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill once is brought to him.”


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