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NUPENG confirms Afolabi as general secretary, promotes three others


NUPENG’s National President, Williams Akporeha

The National Administrative Council (NAC) of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has confirmed Olawale Afolabi as the substantive General Secretary of the union with immediate effect.

Afolabi has been on acting capacity in the last three months.

Similarly, NAC also promoted Christopher Akpede to the position of Deputy General Secretary in charge of Administration. Akpede was until now, Principal Assistant General Secretary and Head of Warri zone of the Union.

Others who were promoted to the position of Deputy General Secretaries are Anthony Chukwu (in charge of Finance/Accounts) and Otite Precious Onohwohwo (in charge of Operations).

Their promotion takes effect Monday April 1, 2019.

Speaking the promotions, the National President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha said that there is no doubt that those promoted will bring their wealth of experiences and knowledge to bear in their new tasks.

Meanwhile, Kayode Ajulo from the castle of Law, London said that the confirmation of Afolabi as the general secretary of NUPENG will ignite vibrant unionism in Nigeria.

In a congratulatory message, Ajulo said the decision was very well thought out, judging from Afolabi’s requisite experience and credentials.

He stated hat Afolabi’s track records in the union indisputably positioned him as a competent hand who would meritoriously handle this new task and advance the policy thrust of the Union to a desirous level.

“Making such an individual to be the administrative head of a vibrant and dynamic Union like NUPENG who has fared creditably over the years in the areas of Management, Training/Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation and well stocked with the creation of existing development and launch of viable operations with robust, deep and ingenious ideas clearly showed that the Union is set for fresh goals and achievements.

“I strongly believe that with the emergence of this sharp-witted technocrat on board who is firm, thorough, competent, passionate, resilient visionary and intelligent, the sky won’t be the limit for the Union but will serve as a springboard to record fresh milestones,” he said.

Afolabi, a seasoned trade unionist and technocrat, who has been in active service for over two decades in NUPENG, is known to be very replete with the creation, development and launch of existing viable operations with robust, deep and ingenious ideas.

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