Michael James 03 July 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Comrade Franis Olabode Johnson has emerged as President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN)
Comrade Johnson, who won a keenly contested election, defeated Comrade Mohammed Saleh of NAPIMS and Comrade Eze Emmanuel Eze of NPDC.
Comrade Johnson, who was elected for the first term in June 2014, was re-elected for a second term of 3 years (2017 – 2020) during the 5th Triennial Delegates Conference of the senior staff trade union that ended on June 29, at NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Kado, Abuja.
Other elected are Deputy President, Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi frm Chevron who beat the incumbent Comrade (Eze) Jude Nwaogu.
National Industrial Relations Officer, Comrade Ndukaku Ohaeri from NLNG who was reelected after defeating Comrade Elo Victor-Ogbonda former Port Harcourt Zonal Secretary.
Comrade Eleas Eduga of NAOC ( Nigeria Agip Oil Company) was also re-elected as National Financial Secretary.
Comrade Victor Ononokpono of PPPRA became the Treasurer.
Comrade Fortune Obi of Shell Petroleum elected National PRO.
Comrade Evelyn Amaka Ijeoma of Fugro was re-elected as National Women in PENGASSAN (WIP) Chairperson.
Comrade Yon Paul Naron of PPPRA also re-elected as National Auditor 1
Comrade Timothy Jaiyeoba was elected National Auditor 2.
These will be joined by 6 other officers who had earlier been elected at the various zonal elections that took place on May 25th 2017 in Abeokuta, Ogun State; Yola Adamawa State & Asaba, Delta State. The elections of the Zonal Chairman and other 3 notable positions for Port Harcourt Zone were nullified due to irregularities.
In his speech, the President, Comrade Johnson reiterated that security if members’ jobs shall form the fulcrum of his regime.
He said, “Under no guise will we allow our members to lose their jobs. We will fight any form of unprocedural redundancies or restructuring that affects our members.
We are ready to collaborate with the government and other agents towards the development and growth of our industry”.