Commission rallies women to trade unionism
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) Women Commission (PWC) has called on women to actively engage in trade unionism and push for leadership roles.
This, the commission said, would help in addressing challenges affecting women in the workplace.
The call was made when the National Chairperson of PWC, Ada Mbanaso, alongside the commission’s National Secretary, Chidinma Anyanwu, embarked on familiarisation visits across the four zones of PENGASSAN, Warri, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Kaduna zones.
Addressing the women, Mbanaso said the move was in alignment with the visionary leadership of the President of PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, and herself, to amplify the visibility and active participation of women within the oil and gas sector.
Mbanaso, who emphasised the significance of increased female participation in trade unionism, said it was an opportunity to advance the concerns and aspirations of women in the workplace, including greater representation of women in leadership positions nationwide.
She said: “I am therefore encouraging more women to fully embrace their role in unionism because, with more women in leadership positions, we can challenge biased regulatory frameworks and policies that affect women in the workplace.”
According to her, active participation in trade unionism holds immense potential for Nigerian female workers, aiming to provide equal opportunities for representation and active involvement in decision-making processes at all levels.
The PWC chief paid tribute to the women, who paved the way for progress and urged for continuous advocacy for more opportunities for women.
She equally called for the commitment of members to work together harmoniously and unitedly to achieve remarkable progress within the union.
She restated the commission’s commitment to continue to remain steadfast in unleashing the potential of women, shaping a better future and fostering progress not just for women but for society at large.
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