Ohaeri emerges PENGASSAN president

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has elected Ndukaku Michael Ohaeri, at its President.

Before the election, Ohaeri was the association’s National Industrial Relations Officer (NIRO).

He is expected to complete the tenure of the association’s late President, Francis Olabode Johnson, who died on May 31, 2018 after a brief illness, expiring in June 2020.

Ohaeri defeated Frank Asunobi, the acting president and deputy president in an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association held in Lagos.

Also elected is Kingsley Ajoku as NIRO, while the position of NationalAuditor 2 went to Kiri Barile.

Highlights of the meeting was the confirmation of the setting up of a trust fund for late Johnson, and the expected agreed contributions from members and other stakeholders for the FOJ Memorial Fund.


Comrade Ndukaku Ohaeri

Engr. Michael N. Ohaeri is an energetic and performance-driven leader reputed for his overtly process-ingrained personality with zero tolerance for short cuts and all forms of subversion. He is a motivated professional and certified Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

An experienced Central Working Committee (CWC) and National Executive Council (NEC) member of PENGASSAN, Comrade Engr. Ohaeri has served in many ad-hoc and special Committees of the Association including the highly revered Ethics and Grievance Disciplinary Committee (EGDC) of PENGASSAN.

His leadership style makes him a rallying point at both the Union and place of work, a balancing factor that provides a convergence between productivity and performance not just in PENGASSAN, but also in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

He brought far reaching reforms to the practice of Industrial Relations during his time as the National Industrial Relations Officer from June 2014 – August 2019. He is reputed to have the ability to maintain the delicate balance between Union Members expectations and the goals of Employers and/or Government.