The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has asked Mr Mele Kyari to address challenges associated with pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft and inadequate infrastructure.
Mr Kyari replaced Dr Maikanti Baru as the 19th Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday.
The Association in a congratulatory massage signed by its General Secretary, Lumumba. I. Okugbawa, described Mr. Kyari’s appointment as well-deserved and a recognition of his 27 years contributions and did not come as a surprise to the Association.
“Your appointment did not come to our Association as a surprise, because it is a testament to your hard work, dedication to duty and exemplary leadership quality.
”GMD Sir, we agree that the Nation’s oil and gas industry is on a steady progression to the next level. However, the challenges associated with pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft, inadequate infrastructure, pricing uncertainties, and the obsolete Refineries as well as the contentious fuel subsidy issues and resting of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) are issues the Nigerian masses expect the new NNPC Board to champion.”
The association also commended the recent-past GMD Dr Maikanti Baru for his contributions to the growth of the industry said that history will remember him for his good works that brought stability to the industry in terms of Industrial Relations management and free flow of refined products.