Members of the all-powerful Petroleum & Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) boycotted have made it clear that they could not have been part of the May-Day jamboree at the time the nation is supposed to be in mourning mood over the abduction of over 200 female students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state.
They said that their boycott of the celebration at the Eagle Square today is to identify with the pains and trauma of parents of missing Chibok students. The union took the decision at a meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja.
The President of the union, Comrade Babatunde Ogun in his May Day Message said the failure of the Government and its security agencies to find the over 200 abducted girls should put the nation in a mournful state.
“We demand that all machinery, including collaborating with foreign countries that have sophisticated and hi-technology equipment for surveillance should be put in place to ensure the rescue and restoration of the school girls to their parents and guardians,” he said.
Ogun further called on the government to invest more in unemployment and poverty which have been identified as factors for the breeding of criminality.