29 June 217, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, will holds national election today (Thursday) to choose new officers to pilot its affairs.
SweetcrudeReports gathered that the election will cover the position of president and all other posts in the association.
Meanwhile, one of the candidates contending for the presidency, Mr. Sale Abdullahi, has promised to run an administration that would focused on not only members’ welfare but also on advancing the nation’s oil and gas sector.
Abdullahi, who is presently the Group Chairman, PENGASSAN, NNPC, said his primary aim is to ensure that all the plants in the country are up and running, because it is only when the plants are running that he would be able to carter for the welfare of his members.
“Yes, the sector has numerous challenges, the way forward is to come up with a roadmap on what exactly we want to achieve in the oil and gas industry. And also to move away from oil and gas,” he said.
He added: “We have to look at capacity building in other areas and we thought that the PIGB which as contemplated is going to bring some life into those areas that we foresee our challenges.
“Other countries have sat down to put in place a piece of legislation that could help them not just in achieving or tapping the potentials in oil and gas but equally allow them to diversify into other areas. This is what we have not done at the moment. Therefore a roadmap is important and we need to have it urgently.”
Abdullahi, who is also the PENGASSAN Chairman, NAPIMS branch, explained that the concept of modular refineries was good, but not the final solutions as it will not be able to meet the petroleum demand of the country which he said is 40 miilion litres per day.