ABOUT US

PENGASSAN is the acronym for Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria. As a foremost union in the most important sector in the country’s economy, accounting for more than 90% of the country’s exports and 80% of the Federal Government’s revenue, we shoulder a huge responsibility in national development. 

We are currently affiliated to the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUCN) and Industri-All Global Union. The Industri-All Global Union is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

VISION 
To be the most influential Trade Union by providing excellent services to our members, building great relationships with our social partners and other stakeholders while positively influencing decisions on national issues.
MISSION 

Our mission is to protect the jobs of our members through engagements and promotion of legislations in the interest of the Oil and Gas sector and the Nigerian economy at large.

Core Values

 

Integrity

Team Spirit

Commitment

Excellence

Accountability 

Mutual Respect

What We Do

We are dedicated to the promotion of labour and industrial relations activities that will improve the welfare (Rights, terms and conditions of our employment)and promote solidarity, peace, equity, and justice among ourselves and other Nigerians
The Association aims to achieve the following:

● To accomplish the overall unionisation of all Senior to Middle level Management Employees, whether temporary or permanent, in each Company/Organization in the Petroleum, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals and allied Industries as members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).

● To enter into, regulate and maintain all forms of labour and industrial relations activities between the various Managements of the Petroleum, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals and Allied Companies all over Nigeria and their Senior to Middle level Management Employees on the one part and between two or more individual members or Branches of the Association on the other part.

● To safeguard and improve the rights, terms and conditions of employment of its members through labour and industrial relations processes and activities.

● To ensure that each Company’s or Organization’s Management provide the necessary occupational Health, safety, environmental, social safety, and other welfare benefits which includes but not limited to Accident, disability, sickness, maternity, lost tools, authorisation /payment for acquired tools where such tools are conditional to work performance, holiday, superannuation schemes, educational, amongst others benefits for members in themselves and for their families.

● To enter into such collective investments that will improve the welfare of the Association and its members.

● To promote the economic, social and educational welfare of the members in any lawful manner which the National Delegates’ Conference /Special Delegates’ Conference or the National Executive Council may from time to time deem expedient.

● To inspire high standards of discipline, workmanship and professionalism at all times.

● To encourage thrift and other savings schemes amongst members and adopt measures
for promoting such savings schemes.

● To render and to receive assistance and donations from other Trade Unions, Organizations and Institutions that support the growth and development of Trade Unionism.

● To engage the Managements of Companies/Organizations and/or any level of Government on matters affecting the industry, labour relations, members and /or any other Staff or Group of Staff in the Petroleum, Natural Gas, Petrochemical, and allied Industries.

● To advocate, canvass, promote and support policy and legislative processes and implementation with a view to establishing and protecting the rights and privileges of labour as well as for the introduction of benefits, welfare and social security measures.

● To engage in activities that promote the wider interests of workers and to affiliate/amalgamate with other Trade Unions and Organizations that will assist the Association to achieve its objectives.

● To ensure effective participation and representation in policy formulation, legislation and decision processes of institutions, Petrochemical, Allied boards, agencies and parastals in the petroleum industry.

Marketing

fueling the petroleum

Marketing

fueling the petroleum

Where We Operate

We understand that every market is different and that our customer needs are as diverse as the world we live in. With 6 corporate offices, 35 facilities and over 385 retail stations in West Africa, we leverage the strength in our diversity with the hopes to transforming Africa’s energy value chain

OUR STRUCTURE


CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (CWC) 

The highest organ of the Association is the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC). The NDC is made up of National Officers and delegates from all our Branches.  Next to the NDC is the National Executive Council (NEC) made up of National Officers, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretaries and Branch Chairmen of all the Branches. Finally, the Central Working Committee (CWC) made up of National Officers, the General Secretary and the two Deputy General Secretaries. The Central Working Committee is vested with the responsibility of the day to day running of the Association. 

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (CWC) MEMBERS

Comrade Ndukaku Ohaeri

President

Comrade Ndukaku Ohaeri

President

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.


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Comrade Lumumba .I. Okugbawa

General Secretary

Comrade Lumumba .I. Okugbawa

General Secretary

Comrade Lumumba Ighotemu Okugbawa is a calm, articulate and accommodating professional who has 25years of experience in human resources,


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Comrade Frank Esanubi

Deputy President

Comrade Frank Esanubi

Deputy President


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Comrade Kingsley .C. Ajoku

National industrial Relation Officer

Comrade Kingsley .C. Ajoku

National Industrial Relation Officer


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Comrade Victor Ononokpono

National Treasurer

Comrade Victor Ononokpono

National Treasurer


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Comrade Eleas Eduga

National Financial Secretary

Comrade Eleas Eduga

National Financial Secretary

Comrade Eleas Eduga is an Engineering and Management professional with nearly 20years experience in the Oil and Gas industry


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Comrade Fortune Obi

National Public Relations Officer

Comrade Fortune Obi

National Public Relations Officer

Engr. Comrade Fortune a COREN registered Electrical Engineer and Management professional with over 19 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry.


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Comrade Evelyn .A. Ijeoma

Chairperson Women-In-PENGASSAN

Comrade Evelyn .A. Ijeoma

Chairperson Women-In-PENGASSAN


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Comrade Simon Onovae

Chairman, Lagos Zone

Comrade Simon Onovae

Chairman, Lagos Zone


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Comrade Azubuike M. Azubuike

Chairman, Port Harcourt Zone

Comrade Azubuike M. Azubuike

Chairman,Port Harcourt Zone


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Comrade Muazu .M. Bashir

Chairman, Kaduna Zone

Comrade Muazu .M. Bashir

Chairman, Kaduna Zone


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Comrade Tobechukwu Amalu

Chairman, Warri Zone

Comrade Tobechukwu Amalu

Chairman,Warri Zone

Comrade Amalu Tobe is a COREN registered Mechanical Engineer with over 13 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.


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Comrade Anietie David Udoh

Secretary, Lagos Zone

Comrade Anietie David Udoh

Secretary, Lagos Zone


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Comrade Promise Egwurugwu

Secretary, Port Harcourt Zone

Comrade Promise Egwurugwu

Secretary,Port Harcourt Zone


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Comrade Hassan Hudson

Secretary, Kaduna Zone

Comrade Hassan Hudson

Secretary, Kaduna Zone


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Comrade Damisa Salihu

Secretary, Warri Zone

Comrade Damisa Salihu

Secretary,Warri Zone

Comrade Salihu Damisa is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He believes in the application of our Constitution as at when due.


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Comrade Paul Y. Naron

National Auditor 1

Comrade Paul Y. Naron

National Auditor 1
Comrade NARON YONPAN PAUL, FCA is a trained Accountant with over 20 years of experience, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).


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Comrade Kiri Barile

National Auditor 2

Comrade Kiri Barile

National Auditor 2
Comrade KIRI BARILE is a certified Auditor with years of practical experience and possess a certificate in Accounting from Ciel Consulting Port Harcourt. He is also a professional in the field of unionism


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Comrade Ngozi Okagbue

Deputy General Secretary, IR

Comrade Ngozi Okagbue

Deputy General Secretary, IR
Comrade Ngozi Okagbue is an analytical and result-oriented professional with over 15 years post-call cross functional experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Human Rights and Fraud Prevention.


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Comrade Ben Nwangwu

Deputy General Secretary, FA

Comrade Ben Nwangwu

Deputy General Secretary, FA
Ben Nwangwu is a certified Human Resource Professional (SPHRi, ACIPM) with over 11 years of progressive experience as a Generalist in both union and non-union organizations.


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National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) / Special National Delegates’ Conference (SNDC) – The supreme authority of the Association shall be vested in the National Delegates’ Conference (NDC)/ Special National Delegates’ Conference (SNDC).

National Executive Council (NEC) – The Government of the Association and the conduct of its business in the Period between Triennial National Delegates’ Conferences shall be vested in the National Executive Council (NEC).

Central Working Committee (CWC) – The CWC shall ensure an effective and efficient administration of the Association. The CWC shall originate and recommend policy matters to the National Executive Council and National Delegates’ Conference. It shall implement the decisions of the National Executive Council and National Delegates’ Conference.

Zonal Executive Council (ZEC) – The administration of the Zone and the conduct of its business on behalf of the National Secretariat in the period between Triennial Zonal Delegates’ Conferences shall be vested in Zonal Executive Council (ZEC).

Zonal Executive Committee (ZECOM) – The ZECOM coordinates the activities of the
Association in the area covered by the zone.

Branch Executive Council (BEC) – It shall be the business of the Branch Executive Committee (BECOM)/Branch Executive Council (BEC) to see to the proper organization of the Branch at the grassroots, to represent the Branch in appropriate cases and to follow the directives of the higher organs of the Association in the conduct of its affairs for the good of the Association.

Branch Executive Committee (BECOM) – It shall be the BECOM/BEC to manage the affairs of the Association at the Branch, to represent the Branch in appropriate cases and to follow the directives of the higher organs of the Association in the conduct of its affairs for the good of the Association.

Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) – The Chapter Executive Committee carries out the directives of the Branch and other higher organs of the Association in the conduct of its affairs.

Unit Executive Committee (UEC) – Unit Executive Committee (UEC) – The function of the Unit Executive Committee is to oversee the affairs of such unit.

President

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.

General Sceretary

Comrade Lumumba .I. Okugbawa

Comrade Lumumba Ighotemu Okugbawa is a calm, articulate and accommodating professional who has 25years of experience in human resources, industrial and labour relations management, having worked on both sides.

He is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association and ensures that the affairs of the Association are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Association.
Deputy President

Comrade Frank Esanubi

National Industrial Relation Officer

Comrade Kingsley .C. Ajoku

National Treasurer

Comrade Victor Ononokpono

Comrade Victor Enoette Ononokpono is a thoroughbred professional, one with an analytical mind capable of handling both policy and operational issues. He has a knack for excellence and organisational planning. He holds several certificates and fellowships on industrial relations practice from reputable institutions. A one-time Branch Secretary and Branch Chairman of PPPRA Branch whose industrial relations approach is centred on intellectual-cum-issue-based engagement in problem solving.

He is a trained Media practitioner with over 18 years’ experience. He possesses a master degree in Media & Communication Arts and currently a doctoral student at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. He is a member of the prestigious Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He emerged the National Treasurer of PENGASSAN at the National Delegates Conference in June 2017.

National Financial Seceratary

Comrade Eleas Eduga

Comrade Eleas Eduga is an Engineering and Management professional with nearly 20years experience in the Oil and Gas industry. 

His passion for excellence and accountability alienated him to the position of the National Financial Secretary of the Association. 

National Public Relation Officer

Comrade Fortune Obi

Engr. Comrade Fortune a COREN registered Electrical Engineer and Management professional with over 19 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry and a Chartered Management Consultant, a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant and a fellow of the Institute of Management Specialist

A social media influencer with great passion in driving change, articulate and result oriented.

Chairperson Women-In-PENGASSAN

Comrade Evelyn .A. Ijeoma

Chairman, Lagos Zone

Comrade Simon Onovae

General Sceretary

Comrade Lumumba .I. Okugbawa

Chairman, Kaduna ZOne

Comrade Muazu .M. Bashir

Chairman, Warri Zone

Comrade Tobechukwu Amalu

Comrade Amalu Tobe is a COREN registered Mechanical Engineer with over 13 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

His desire to see the people around him achieve their dreams drew him to the leadership of the Association where he currently serves as the Warri Zonal Council Chairman.

Secretary, Lagos Zone

Comrade Anietie David Udoh

Secretary, Port Harcourt Zone

Comrade Promise Egwurugwu

Secretary, Kaduna Zone

Comrade Hassan Hudson

Secretary, Warri Zone

Comrade Damisa Salihu

Comrade Salihu Damisa is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He believes in the application of our Constitution as at when due. 

He was elected into the office of the Zonal Secretary of the Warri Zonal Council in 2019 to work with the Chairman and other Zonal Executives to represent the Association in that Zone.

National Auditor 1

Comrade Paul Y. Naron

Comrade NARON YONPAN PAUL, FCA is a trained Accountant with over 20 years of experience, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has over 12 years experience in Industrial Relations practice, was elected twice as Financial Secretary, PPPRA Branch from 2008 to 2014 and elected as National Auditor 1 from 2014 to date.

 

National Auditor 2

Comrade Kiri Barile

Comrade KIRI BARILE is a certified Auditor with years of practical experience and possess a certificate in Accounting from Ciel Consulting Port Harcourt. He is also a professional in the field of unionism. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Mechanical Education from Rivers State University of Science and Technology; in addition, a Master of Science degree (MSc.) in Project Management from University of Port Harcourt Business School and has worked as a Lead Auditor at Balteh Integrated Services, a two term Branch Chairman at Tenaris Global SERVICE, a two term assistant Secretary for services sector Forum with PENGASSAN and is also a member of PIB Committee also at PENGASSAN

His core skills lie within Operational Efficiency Management, Risk Management, Contract Negotiation, Commercial Finance and Scenario Analysis.

As a professional with many years of experience, he possesses excellent skills for team and work towards achieving key objectives and set goals of every task

Deputy General Secretary, IR

Comrade Ngozi Okagbue

Comrade Ngozi Okagbue is an analytical and result-oriented professional with over 15 years post-call cross functional experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Human Rights and Fraud Prevention. She has in various capacities proven to be an energetic and reliable leader willing to take up new responsibilities. 

Prior to her appointment as the Deputy General Secretary (Industrial Relations) in PENGASSAN, Ngozi Okagbue worked in the United States Mission in Nigeria as a Fraud Prevention Specialist and as a legal officer in the National Human Rights where she used various Alternative Dispute Mechanisms to settle human rights violations.

Ngozi brings in a lot of diligence and great work ethics which is required to reposition the Association and make it the most formidable Trade Union in the country.

Deputy General Secretary, FA

Comrade Ben Nwangwu

Comrade Ben Nwangwu is a certified Human Resource Professional (SPHRi, ACIPM) with over 11 years of progressive experience as a Generalist in both union and non-union organizations. He is result-driven, change management agent and very strategic. 

He has successfully pioneered various initiatives in  FMCG, Manufacturing and Fintech industries geared towards process improvement in areas such as performance management, training and development, succession planning, strategic planning and organizational goal alignment, staff engagement and retention strategy, mentoring program, recruitment and onboarding process, industrial relations, process automation, policy development and implementation amongst others.

Ben comes with a proven track record of process improvement and exceptional work ethics which comes in handy towards making the Association the best in Nigeria and beyond.