October, 18
FG Pledges to Support N1.5 Billion PENGASSAN Project
President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal government will support the N1.5 billion Digital Library and Event Center project of the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).

The president gave the assurance at the 40th Anniversary of PENGASSAN on October 18, Abuja.

He was represented by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.

In his remarks, Kachikwu said that the federal government recognizes the role and contribution of the Technology sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. The idea of the digital library is a step in the right direction and PENGASSAN as the pioneer labour union in the country had exhibited an exceptional character in facilitating normalcy in the downstream sector.

He added that the Association had made various sacrifices and contributed to building up the sector especially in ensuring NNPC reform, Local Content, and regulation of contracts.

In his address, PENGASSAN president, Mr Francis Johnson, said that the union since inception had contributed majorly to the growth and development of the nation. The E-library and Event centre project was one of the unions move to ensure youth empowerment and job creation.

He said that the library will be located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna adding that apart from employment, it would help the growth and development of the oil and gas and other sectors of the economy.