Port Harcourt — The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN along with its mother union, the Trade Union Congress, may down tools if one of its member, Casmir Ojobor, is not released by his abductors.
Ojobor, SweetCrude Reports gathered was abducted over a week ago, while working at Soku gas plant, operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, in Akuku Toru LGA of Rivers State.
Chairman of PENGASSAN, Port Harcourt Zone, Peter Onita, told our correspondent that they may go on strike if that was what would bring about a speedy rescue of the abducted member.
Onita said the zonal level was awaiting a directive from the central working committee of the union, for the next course of action.
“As a body, we are persuaded that the security agencies will rescue our abducted member.
“We are oil workers we do not have the power to fight the criminals so that is why we are expecting the security agencies to do their job and they have assured us that the are on top of the matter.”
Also, the Rivers State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has condemn the abduction of the PENGASSAN member, an affiliate of the union.
TUC Secretary in Rivers State, Fortune Obi, said the only crime of Casmir Ojobor was going to work to contribute to nation building and support his family and the society.
Obi called on the Federal and State Government to swings into action to secure the release of on their member.
He assured that the Union will use every means at her disposal to secure the release of her member, including going on strike, should the government fail to do its primary functions of protect the citizens.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command says they are not aware of thr abduction of the oil worker in Soku, Akuku Toru LGA of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers State, Nnamdi Omoni, told our correspondent that the case may not have been reported to the Police, while assuring that he will make enquires on the matter.