Amidst biting fuel scarcity across the country, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has conferred a distinguished award on the Group Managing Director of the of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, for promoting industrial harmony since assumption of office.
The award, prepare by the NNPC Corporate Headquarters Branch of PENGASSAN, was presented to the GMD during the Branch’s Love Feast, with the theme: “Synergy and Collaboration between NNPC Management and the Union.”
PENGASSAN National President, Comrade Francis Johnson, applauded Dr. Baru for being a labour friendly Chief Executive, assuring him of more union support as he pilots the affairs of the NNPC.
Speaking in the same vein, the Corporate Branch Chairman of PENGASSAN, Comrade Mathew Duru, described the GMD as the Iroko of the Oil and Gas Industry who has maintained an open door policy, stressing that the award was a payback to the NNPC management for its friendly disposition to labour at all times.
Duru said, in the weeks ahead, the Union planned to sponsor a capacity building training course in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which participation would be extended to the management to further cement the existing synergy.
In his remarks, Dr. Baru said NNPC management under his leadership, had witnessed unprecedented collaboration with labour representatives at all levels of the union structure, stressing that this has engendered cordial industrial relations.
By Idu Jude Abuja