The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) held a meeting in Friday to discuss PENGASSAN and NUPENG continuous support towards the management and progression of the NNPC.
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari called on the oil and gas industry unions to support his management’s vision to reposition the corporation
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesman on Friday, in Abuja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, Kyari revealed this during a visit of the PENGASSAN and NUPENG national leadership to the NNPC Towers.
He noted that the corporation needed support from all quarters to continue its role as a key enabler of the nation’s economy and would achieve greater success when stakeholders commits to its ownership and proffer solutions to its challenges.
“The window to this country is the petroleum industry. Anywhere you go in the world, the first question they will ask you as a Nigerian is on the oil and gas industry.
“And the window to the oil and gas industry is NNPC, so we must all join hands to make NNPC work,” he said.
On the refineries, he said that the corporation was committed to their full rehabilitation in order to produce at optimal capacity and avoid excuses.
The President of PENGASSAN, Mr Ndukaku Ohaeri also speaking urged the management to look at the possibility of adopting the NLNG business model for the refineries in order to ensure that they operate profitably on a sustainable basis.
He further commended the NNPC leadership for supporting the union in capacity building which had paid off in the quality of engagement and sustenance of industrial harmony.
Mr William Akporeha, NUPENG President also speaking commended the management of NNPC for its timely intervention in the disputes between the union and International Oil Companies (IOCs) which he said has helped a great deal in averting crisis in the industry.
He finally called on the GMD to equally wade into the persisting casualisation of Nigerians by the foreign oil companies.