By MaryAnn Michael
Abuja—Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has refuted social media post by one Jomo Iroha, that its President, Francis Johnson, issued a statement over the sale of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
The Association in a statement by Lumumba Okugbawa, its General Secretary, insisted that at no time did PENGASSAN President issue such statement either to the press or on any social media platform.
According to the statement “We are saddened that the said Jomo Iroha could go as far as originating false news and signing same using the PENGASSAN President’s name.
‘’However, for further clarification on the position of PENGASSAN on the status of NNPC, the four Refineries and to a large extent, the Nation’s Oil and Gas industry, we refer the general public to our Communiqué of December 13, 2018 which was published in two national dailies, on January 24, 2019.
‘’PENGASSAN is apolitical, neutral and a trade union of repute with the main objectives of protecting jobs and improving the welfare of our members.
‘’We urge the general public to disregard the mischief intended by the so-called Jomo Iroha to score cheap political mileage and acceptance, and implore the public especially the mass media to avail themselves to the open door policy of our Association and the entire leadership and get clarification on any issues.”