COURTESY VISIT BY TOTALENERGIES IN-HOUSE BRANCH TO NUPENG NATIONAL SECRETARIAT

Monday, 29th January, 2024

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) led by Comrade Williams Akporeha, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, President and General Secretary respectively, earlier today received in audience leadership of TotalEnergies In-house Branch of NUPENG on a courtesy visit to the National Secretariat.

The TotalEnergies In-house Branch of NUPENG were led by Comrade Lucky Ogure and Comrade Anosike Brendan, Branch Chairman and Secretary respectively.

Also present during the visit were Comrade Anthony Chukwu (DGS - F&A), Comrade Onohwohwo Otite (DGS -Special Duties).

Comrade Suleiman Pema POS (R&Pub. Affairs)

COURTESY VISIT BY THE MANAGEMENT OF NLNG TO NUPENG NATIONAL SECRETARIAT

Monday, 29th January, 2024

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) led by Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, General Secretary, and Comrade Solomon Kilanko, Deputy President respectively, earlier today received in audience representatives of the Management of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) led by Mr. Paul Bakare (Employee Industrial Relations Manager) and Mr. Jude Ozenua (Employee Industrial Relations) to the National Secretariat on a courtesy visit to the National Secretariat.

Also present during the visit were Comrade Anthony Chukwu, DGS (F&A), Comrade Onohwohwo Otite, DGS (Special Duties), Comrade Suleiman Pema, POS R&Pub. Affairs. and Comrade Olivet Aberare, SOS Legal & Gender.

Discussions were centered around the promotion of industrial peace and harmony.

Comrade Suleiman Pema POS (R&Pub. Affairs)

NUPENG ELDERS CONSULTATIVE FORUM/NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETING, HELD AT PHOLAX HOTEL AND SUITES, IKEJA LAGOS

Friday 26th January 2024.

The President of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) Comrade Williams Akporeha in company of the General Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Olawale and other NAC members of the Union on Friday, 26th January, 2024, convened a meeting of NUPENG Elders Forum/National Administrative Council (NAC) at Pholax Hotel and Suites, Ikeja, Lagos.

NUPENG Elders present at the meeting include Comrade (Hon.) Peter Akpatason, Comrade B.B. Awe, Comrade S.A. Dada, Comrade Joseph Akinlaja, Comrade Joseph Ogbebor, Comrade Isaac Aberare, Comrade Adamu Song, Comrade Fyne face Omeme and Comrade Achese Igwe.

At the start of the meeting, a minute silence was observed in honour of Late Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori. The Elders unanimously praised the exemplary leadership of the union and overall performance in advancing the welfare and interests of its members, the support extended to the family of late Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori towards giving the late elder statesman a befitting burial.

They also commended the leadership of Comrade Williams Akporeha and Comrade Afolabi Olawale for overseeing the commencement and completion of the brand-new befitting Secretariat (NUPENG TOWER) for the Union.

The meeting also condemned in strong unequivocal terms the vicious act of violence meted on the leadership of the union by some disgruntled individuals on the 1st of November, 2023 in Abuja.

The meeting concluded by reaffirming its commitment to the ideals and objectives of the union while still extending an olive branch to the disgruntled individuals.

By Comrade Sulieman Pema Research/Pub. Affairs Department

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING/COMMENCEMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME FOR PETROLEUM TANKER DRIVERS ON THE WHEELS

OFFICIAL LAUNCHING/COMMENCEMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME FOR PETROLEUM TANKER DRIVERS ON THE WHEELS

By Comrade Suleiman Pema

In an atmosphere of pomp and pageantry at the Mobil Truck Park, Apapa Lagos, the entire leadership of our great Union ably led by Comrade Prince Williams Akporeha (President), Comrade Afolabi Olawale (General Secretary), Comrade Augustine Egbon (PTD Branch of NUPENG Chairman), Comrade Alex Agwanwor (NUPENG Treasurer), Comrade Salimon Oladiti (NUPENG Trustee), other NUPENG NEC members, all PTD Zonal leadership, the PTD Branch Technical Adviser, Comrade Joseph Akinlaja and other members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers all assembled from all over the country for interest of Petroleum Tanker Drivers on the wheels.

Other dignitaries that also graced the occasion include Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman (NARTO President), Alhaji Ganiyu Salami (NARTO Deputy President), Mr. Lekan Odusanya (Representing the Management of Mobil Downstream), Representatives of Leadway Health Insurance, Representatives of MOMAN and DAPPMAN, Representatives of NMDPRA, Representatives of the Ministry of Health, as well as the Media were in attendance.

In their various speeches the dignitaries led by NUPENG President, General Secretary, PTD Branch Chairman, NARTO President, and Leadway Health Insurance Representatives, urged the Tanker Drivers to take full advantage of this Health Insurance Scheme and not to wait until they get sick, as the scheme is a full health insurance cover (including ambulance, dental care, surgery, admission and more).

The leadership of the Union stated that, all a Petroleum Tanker Driver on the wheel needs to do to access the Health Insurance Scheme, is simply to tender his/her valid Biometric Identity Card, valid vehicle particulars, Health Scheme Card and a registered Telephone number.

In addition, stickers with detailed information will also be provided which is to be pasted on all registered trucks in case of emergencies as the Union is working closely with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on this scheme.

Furthermore, a list of over 2,000 hospitals will be provided for drivers to access the Health Insurance Scheme nationwide.

As an icing on the cake, in the speech of the General Secretary, he said “each registered Tanker Driver on the wheel will receiving the sum of N30,000 as Welfare package starting from this year 2023. He added that, “what Government is unable to do for us, we should be able to do it for ourselves”.

Petroleum Tanker Drivers on the wheels were also urged to call and complain when they are not well attended to or experience when they are being rendered poor services by the accredited hospitals across the country.

Finally, the leadership of our great Union expressed sincere appreciation to the leadership of NARTO for their unwavering support.

Entertainers were present too at the epoch making event to keep the atmosphere alive.

NUPENG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NEC) MEETING HELD AT NUPENG TOWERS

IN PICTURES:

NUPENG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NEC) MEETING  To the glory of God Almighty, the last NEC meeting of the year 2023, coincidentally became the first official activity of the Union to be convened in the brand new NUPENG Tower edifice. The President, General Secretary and all Council members were in attendance. Wednesday, 13th December, 2023.

OFFICIAL HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE COMPLETED NUPENG TOWER EDIFICE BY THE CONTRACTORS TO THE LEADERSHIP OF NUPENG

In Pictures:

The President, General Secretary, and National Executive Council members of our great Union were officially handed over the keys to the completed NUPENG Tower edifice, at 9, Jibowu Street, Yaba, Lagos.

In a small ceremony to commemorate the occasion, the President of the Union thanked the Contractors -Telisol Nigeria Ltd for a job well done. He also appreciated the Council members for their support all through and the entire rank and file members of the Union.  He reminded all present that this is just a handover ceremony,  as the official commissioning ceremony of the edifice will take place in April 2024.

The President of the Union, Prince Williams Akporeha led other Council members to cut the ribbon amidst pomp and chants of Solidarity songs.

The leadership was immediately given a guided tour of the brand-new edifice and the world-class facilities inside by the Contractors. The media were also present to capture the occasion.

Wednesday,13th December, 2023.