NUPENG President—Comrade Akporeha, Acting GS Comrade Afolabi ”Pay Thank you Visit” To General Gowonadmin
The National President of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha on Friday (February 8, 2019) paid a ”thank you visit” to General Yakubu Gowon in Abuja to show appreciation to the octogenarian’s gesture of honouring the Union’s 40th anniversary which held in December, 2018.
The President who went in company of the Union’s General Secretary (Ag.), Comrade Afolabi Olawale was humbled and overwhelmed by the esteemed presence of the elderstatesman who was the anniversary Chairman and also for contributing immensely to the success of the epochal event.
Apart from the President and the GS, Comrade Alex Stephen [Principal Organising Secretary], the Union’s Abuja liaison officer was also present during the ‘thank you visit’ to the highly revered ex-general.
In retrospect, General Yakubu Gowon at the event lauded NUPENG for her role in the development of the oil and gas sector in Nigeria and urged NUPENG to address image challenges facing the union as most Nigerians see the her as a very powerful union that can hold the whole nation to a standstill over industrial strikes.
He recalled NUPENG’s contribution to fighting for the growth of democracy in Nigeria adding that the sustenance of Nigeria economy depends largely on NUPENG’s contributions to the growth of the oil sector which remains largely the country’s source of revenue.
Gratitude they say is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; Robert Brault also added, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Truly, the expressions of thanks tend to deepen the bonds between the giver and the recipient, the gesture of the Union executive leadership followed the script.