Kunle Kalejaye 25 February 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – TThe Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has urged warring parties at the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, to respect Federal Government directives for the most senior management staff of the agency to be the Executive Secretary in acting capacity.
The Federal Government had directed PPPRA former Executive Secretary, Mr. Farouk Ahmed, to hand over to the most senior management staff of the organisation, Mr. Moses Mbab
However, the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources sent Mrs. Sotonyo Iyoyo to PPPRA’s headquarters in Abuja to commence operation as the new acting Executive Secretary.
As a result, PENGASSAN also urged the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to respect its own directive with regards to the handing-over process and requested all parties involved to revert to status quo pending the final resolution of the matter by the Federal Government.
“PENGASSAN is urgently calling on the Federal Government to respect its own directive with regards to the handing-over process”, a statement signed by the Acting General Secretary, comrade Lumumba Okugbawa, stated.
The statement explained that the body expressed grave concern over the handling of the succession formalities in PPPRA which has witnessed the emergence of two executive secretaries in acting capacities
Okugbawa noted that while it is on record that the Federal Government was unambiguous on the direction to follow in a circular from the office of the Secretary-to-Government of the Federation, some organisations did the contrary.