The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has commended the Federal Government for its effort to ensure that the four refineries in the country function at optimal capacity.
The President of the association, Mr Francis Olabode, made the commendation on Wednesday in Yola while addressing the 5th PENGASSAN Kaduna Zonal Terminal Delegates Conference.
“As stakeholders, we support the efforts of the government to ensure that the four state owned refineries work at optimal capacity.
“We also welcome government’s invitation to investors into these refineries.
“We call on the government to carry our association along in its efforts to bring back the refineries on stream.”
Olabode also lauded the efforts of the government to end insurgency in the North- East and curb criminal activities in other parts of the country.
He urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the government in its efforts to ensure that peace and security prevail in Nigeria.
“Let me reiterate that security is a job for all Nigerians; we need to provide intelligence report on suspected movements or activities to security the agencies.
“On its part, the security agencies should endeavour to mop up fire arms and ammunition in the hands of hoodlums and other miscreants,” Olabode said.
The PENGASSAN boss advised delegates to the conference to elect leaders that would not betray them nor undermine the interest of the association.
Mr Abubakar Yusuf, Kaduna zonal chairman of the association, said the conference would look into some government policies in the oil and gas industry that would benefit its members and Nigerians.