WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF PENGASSAN,
COMRADE FRANCIS OLABODE JOHNSON DURING THE 40
TH
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE ASSOCIATION AT THE
TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL ABUJA ON OCTOBER 18 2018.

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ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF PENGASSAN, COMRADE FRANCIS
OLABODE JOHNSON AT THE 5
TH TRIENNIAL DELEGATES’
CONFERENCE OF PENGASSAN NNPC CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
BRANCH IN ABUJA ON OCTOBER 31, 2018.

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ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF PENGASSAN, COMRADE FRANCIS OLABODE JOHNSON AT THE 5TH TRIENNIAL DELEGATES’ CONFERENCE OF PENGASSAN NNPC CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS BRANCH IN ABUJA ON OCTOBER 31, 2018.

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NNPC CHARGES PENGASSAN ON INDUSTRY GROWTH

NNPC CHARGES PENGASSAN ON INDUSTRY GROWTH

 

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engineer Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has called on members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to continue to seek the growth and existence of the nation’s oil and gas industry.

The NNPC helmsman gave the charge during the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of PENGASSAN NNPC Corporate Headquarter (CHQ) Branch in Abuja on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

According to the NNPC GMD, the branch has demonstrated great deal of responsibility worthy of emulation by other trade unions.

Engr. Bark, who congratulated the Branch Executive Council (BEC) and members of the branch on their delegates conference, noted that the NNPC management recognised the branch unrelented commitment to the development of oil and gas industry.

“The management admire the maturity of PENGASSAN in dealing with issues and we are not surprised that PENGASSAN has moved unionism to another level where dialogue and intelligent argument supersede force and banging of table.

“We do not only see PENGASSAN as partners of progress but the wheel of progress.

“Going forward, we will like to see PENGASSAN that for the growth and existence of the industry but not only for its members welfare,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PENGASSAN President, Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, urged the NNPC to call some indigenous operators and International Oil Companies (IOCs) that indulge in anti-labour practices to order.

According to him, the need to caution the oil companies is pertinent before they thrown the industry into unnecessary crisis.

He said, “The main objective of the PENGASSAN is to safeguard and improve the rights, terms and conditions of employment of its members through labour and industrial relations processes.

“However, the Association has continued to encounter difficulties with certain indigenous operators and IOCS.

“We will like the NNPC Management to call these companies to order before their anti-labour practices throw the industry into unnecessary crisis,” he said.

Comrade Johnson noted that the Association’s constitution is the guide that binds members together, adding, “Therefore, we expect all Branches and members to abide and respect the Constitution that determines how noble our Association will be in the eyes of our members and general public.

He explained that adherence to constitutional provisions and best practices in labour engagement is crucial to the maintenance of cohesion and discipline, saying any breach will not be tolerated.

The PENGASSAN President commanded the NNPC management for supporting the Association in all its activities.

He also lauded the GMD for playing a noteworthy role in the JV Cash Call resolution and for making the depots at Ilorin, Ore, Mosimi, Aba, Gombe, Ibadan, Calabar and Kaduna to be fully functional.

 

DPR BDC

PENGASSAN leadership led by its President, Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson and other Central Working Committee (CWC) members witnessing the private section of the PENGASSAN DPR Branch Delegates Conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. CONTINUE

PPMC BDC

President, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, led other members of the Central Working Committee (CWC) to participate in the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of the PENGASSAN PPMC Branch at Top Rank Galaxy Hotel, Utako, abuja on Wednesday, 10th October, 2018. Past leaders of the Branch were also in attendance. CONTINUE

PENGASSAN NAOC Branch

Pictures of events at the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of the PENGASSAN NAOC Branch at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday October 5, 2018. The event was attended by the leadership of PENGASSAN led by the President Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson. Other Branches were also represented by their chairmen and BEC members. At the occasion, Comrade Peter Onita was re-elected as Chairman to lead the Branch for another three year-term.

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PENGASSAN INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS

PENGASSAN INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS

On October 1, 1960, the flag of the British Colonial Nigeria was lowered and a new flag was raised to signify Nigeria’s independence from the colonial rule of Great Britain with a constitutional instrument. Since then, October 1st of every year became memorable for every Nigerian.
The Independence Day Anniversary affords us the opportunity to review the progress made so far as a nation in our socio-economic and political journey; and to appreciate the sacrifice of thousands of our forefathers who keep Nigeria as one united and indivisible nation. CONTINUE

Reduce poverty in the land

Reduce poverty in the land, PENGASSAN tells government.

Oil workers, under the auspices of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), have called on the governments at all level to increase their efforts at reducing poverty in the country.
The workers stated that this can be achieved by putting in place people-oriented programmes and policies. CONTINUE

THE OFFICIALS OF THE BRANCH OF ZENITH BANK MATORI PLC PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO PENGASSAN PRESIDENT

The officials of the Matori Branch of Zenith Bank Plc led by Mrs ijeoma Umeasiegbu paid a courtesy visit on the President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson at Association’s head office at Ikorodu Road, Lagos for consolidation of the relationship between the bank and the Association. PENGASSAN offiational Treasurer, Comrade Victor Ononokpono; General Secretary, Comrade Lumumba Okugbawa; Deputy General Secretary Finance and Administration, Comrade Joseph Oshiokpekhai and Deputy General Secretary Industrial Retaions,Comrade Ngozi Okagbue.

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