The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) branch, has commended the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru for operating an open-door policy.
A statement on Tuesday by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja said the branch Chairman, Comrade Mathew Duru, lauded Baru for being prudent and making staff welfare a priority.
According to the statement, Duru noted that the continuous harmonious working relationship between the current management and staff was because of Baru’s sterling leadership quality and his efficient management team.
He assured that the union would continue to provide all the needed support to enable the management of the state oil company deliver on its mandate.
Duru said, “The union describes you, as ‘Talk Na Do’ because, since your assumption of office, you have always kept your promises to the union.
“We felt that we should confer this highest award on you in appreciation of your positive industrial relations.
“We the staff and our retired colleagues would always live to remember you and be proud of you for impacting our lives positively.”
Also speaking, the National General Secretary of NNPC Retired Staff Association, Comrade Pajara Ndiuno, thanked Baru for having the interest of both staff and retirees at heart.
Nduino extolled Baru for ensuring uninterrupted supply and distribution of petroleum products across the nooks and cranny of the country.
The statement said Baru thanked the union while assuring that his team would continue to maintain harmonious working industrial relations with the entire staff.
Baru, “I will start by thanking the unions, especially PENGASSAN, for always demonstrating exceptional leadership.
“You have shown by your action since this management came on board that it is not only when you want to negotiate with management that you approach us, but you always commend and appreciate us when we are doing well.
“As a union, you have always shown maturity which as a senior staff is expected.”
He further assured that the drive of the current management was to ensure that the morale of staff and retirees remained high to guarantee a healthy operating environment.