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.

Our Structure

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (CWC) MEMBERS

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, industrial and labour relations management, having worked on...

Comrade Festus Osifo

President
Comrade Festus Osifo
President

Comrade Festus Osifo is a holder of a First-Class degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from University of Portsmouth UK. Prior to that, he attended Iyobosa Primary School and his seco...

Comrade Mathew Duru

Deputy President
Comrade Mathew Duru
Deputy President

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Comrade Kelechi Ugwulo

National Industrial Relation Officer
Comrade Kelechi Ugwulo
National Industrial Relation Officer

Professional Outline Comrade Kelechi Dominic Ugwulo is a graduate of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineer...

Comrade Victor Ononokpono

National Treasurer
Comrade Victor Ononokpono
National Treasurer

Comrade Victor Enoette Ononokpono is a thoroughbred professional, one with an analytical mind capable of handling both policy a...

Comrade Kabiru Dan’Azumi

National Financial Seceratary
Comrade Kabiru Dan’Azumi
National Financial Seceratary

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Comrade Anietie Udoh

National Public Relation Officer
Comrade Anietie Udoh
National Public Relation Officer

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Comrade Ngozi Chiwendu

Chairperson Women-In-PENGASSAN
Comrade Ngozi Chiwendu
Chairperson Women-In-PENGASSAN

Comrade Ngozi Chiwendu, is the Chairperson, Women-in-PENGASSAN (WIP). The mother of six children (3boys and 3girls), whose...

Comrade Simon Onovae

Chairman, Lagos Zone
Comrade Simon Onovae
Chairman, Lagos Zone

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Comrade Comrade Peter C. Onita

Chairman,Port Harcourt Zone
Comrade Comrade Peter C. Onita
Chairman,Port Harcourt Zone

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Comrade Dr. Kamaldeen Mustapha

Chairman, Warri Zone
Comrade Dr. Kamaldeen Mustapha
Chairman, Warri Zone

Comrade (Dr) Kamal Mustapha, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Economics. He went ahead t...

Comrade Aliyu Dauda

Chairman, Kaduna Zone
Comrade Aliyu Dauda
Chairman, Kaduna Zone

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Comrade Owan David A.

Secretary, Lagos Zone
Comrade Owan David A.
Secretary, Lagos Zone

Comrade Owan David Ahakiri. He works with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) as a Senior Environmental Officer. He holds an MSC in Environ...

Comrade Ugwunta Innocent

Secretary, Port Harcourt Zone
Comrade Ugwunta Innocent
Secretary, Port Harcourt Zone

Comrade Innocent Ugwunta is an astute and charismatic union leader with over 12 years of experience in trade unionism. A graduate of Medical Labora...

Comrade Mala Christopher

Secretary, Warri Zone
Comrade Mala Christopher
Secretary, Warri Zone

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Comrade Abbas Umar

Secretary, Kaduna Zone
Comrade Abbas Umar
Secretary, Kaduna Zone

Engr, Comrade Abbas Umar is an Instrument Engnieer at NNPC/PPMC. He also serves as a former Unit Secretary, Unit Chairman, Chapter Assistant S...

Comrade Charles Ogbowu

National Auditor 1
Comrade Charles Ogbowu
National Auditor 1

Comrade Charles Ogbowu was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Moses, Beatrice Ogbowu in Omoku, in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers...

Comrade Bosun Olabiyi

National Auditor 2
Comrade Bosun Olabiyi
National Auditor 2

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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 of post-call cross-functional experience in Alternative ...

Comrade Ben Nwangwu

Deputy General Secretary, FA
Comrade Ben Nwangwu
Deputy General Secretary, FA

Comrade Ben Nwangwu is a certified Human Resource Professional (SPHRi, ACIPM) with over 11 years of progressive experience as...