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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria Mourns PENGASSAN President

***Calls on the Federal Government to immortalize the late labour leader
The Executive committee and Members of the Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria, LACAN which is an umbrella body of Journalists reporting the Labour and employment sector in Nigeria, have extended it's sympathy to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation NNPC, Maikanti Baru, Management and Staff as well as the Officials and members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas senior staff association of Nigeria PENGASSAN over the tragic loss of it's President Francis Olabode Johnson who passed away on Friday, May 31st, 2019.

A statement jointly signed by LACAN Chairman, Michael Oche and the General secretary of the Association,  Patrick Abulu expressed sadness at the death of the PENGASSAN President who they said has impacted positively in the lives of some members of the association.

The statement described the late F.O Johnson as a consumate labour leader who worked tirelessly to ensure that government always does the needful in the area of worker's welfare as well as ensuring that workers understand the position of government on labour issues thereby avoiding industrial actions that may have thrown the economy into further hardship especially in the aspect of distribution of petroleum products.

LACAN therefore called on the NNPC and PENGASSAN not to forget the family of the late F.O Johnson, adding that the foremost labour leader should be immortalized by his union by naming the PENGASSAN head office after him, while also urging the Federal Government to name strategic places/buildings after the late F.O Johnson.

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