New NNPC Boss Solicits PENGASSAN, NUPENG’s Support


Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu, has solicited the support of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

Yakubu made the call in Abuja last Thursday during a meeting with the leadership of the in-house PENGASSAN and NUPENG.

He stressed the need for the new management of NNPC to work closely with the unions to transform operations in the sector.

“I want to solicit your support in this journey to transform the NNPC and to assure you that some of the concerns that the unions have raised are already being addressed by top management.

“The ultimate objective is for us to succeed in this national assignment; it is a collective journey that we must all undertake,” Yakubu said.

The NNPC boss emphasised the need for team work to reposition the corporation.

“Though the task before us is daunting, I believe that with your cooperation it is not insurmountable.’’

He pledged that the new management would operate an open-door policy and be open to dialogue with the unions.

Earlier, the Chairman, Group Executive Council of PENGASSAN, NNPC, Mr Francis Johnson, congratulated the GMD and the new executive team on their appointments.

Johnson, who spoke on behalf of the unions, pledged to work with the management to move the corporation forward.

He stressed the need for the new management to operate an open-door policy and better staff welfare.

Mr Richard Otoweiwuere, Chairman, Group Executive Council, NUPENG, NNPC, also pledged the unions’ support.