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Francis Johnson, PENGASSAN President dies

Current President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Francis Johnson, is dead.

Johnson, who was the current president of PENGASSAN, died early Friday morning after failing to recover from a protracted undisclosed illness.

After his election as President of the petroleum union in 2014, he had advocated for reforms in the petroleum industry calling for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and the need to separate the Ministry of Petroleum Resources from the Presidency for the effective operation of the ministry.

An employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Johnson was re-elected for a second term of 3 years that would have terminated in 2020.

He was first elected as the President of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on June 2014, and was re-elected in 2017 at the association’s fifth Triennial Delegates Conference, TDC, held in Abuja after defeating two other contestants: Mohammed Saleh and Emmanuel Eze.

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