Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Staff (NUPENG) to boost and maintain its contribution towards the financial progress and stability of the nation.
A press release by Okowa’s Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Wednesday quoted the governor as making the decision on Tuesday when he obtained the brand new management of the union on a courtesy go to at Authorities Home, Asaba.
The go to got here shortly after their fifth quadrennial delegates’ convention of NUPENG held in Asaba.
Okowa mentioned peace and stability of the nation had been paramount to the socio-economic improvement of the nation and charged all arms to be on deck to maneuver the nation ahead.
In line with him, every certainly one of us has essential roles to play, and NUPENG as a union has a number of roles to play in very troublesome occasions within the nation.
The governor prayed for larger peace within the nation, noting that with out peace, it might be actually troublesome to develop the economic system of the nation.
He burdened the necessity for Nigerians to work exhausting to discover a approach to make sure larger peace for the nation.
“I thank God that you’ve got been in a position to meet in peace.
“I need to congratulate every certainly one of you and likewise for individuals who are returning, to congratulate you even additional that you’ve got been discovered match sufficient to return to the workplace.
“It’s our hope that you just all will proceed to contribute your quota towards the soundness of our nation, Nigeria, despite the very troublesome occasions that we discover ourselves,”
“For me, I imagine that that is the time that everyone wants to wish for our nation.
“This can be a time the place we have to put heads collectively on how greatest every certainly one of us as a Nigerian, can actually discover a pathway to place in our greatest in our particular person and collective methods to see to the peace of Nigeria and its prosperity.
“It is because issues are literally getting very troublesome for our folks and all of us have to put our heads collectively to see what greatest will be performed.
“It’s not a query of leaving issues for politicians alone.
“I believe every certainly one of us has a vital position to play and l know that NUPENG has a number of roles to play in very troublesome occasions.
“So, I want you properly as a result of as we start to maneuver into the subsequent few months, it’ll undoubtedly be tasking for a lot of extra Nigerians, together with the political class.
“And l hope that all of us need to train our God-given skills in our varied methods to see how we will be of help to our nation to make sure its stability,” he mentioned.
Okowa expressed appreciation to the union for the selection of Asaba for the delegates’ convention, including that it was one thing Deltans had been comfortable about.
“We all know that lots of people have come into Asaba now; we return all glory to God for the peace that He has given to us right here and we hope that God will proceed to strengthen us in that course.
“We additionally pray that God will give us larger peace in our nation as a result of with out peace, it is going to be troublesome to develop the economic system of this nation, even the native buyers will get discouraged, to not speak of getting international buyers are available in.
“So, all of us need to work exhausting to discover a approach to make sure larger peace for our nation.
“I welcome you to Delta State and I want you the very best and hope that sooner or later in time, we will discover methods to companion than simply having this convention in Asaba,” he added.
Earlier, the Nationwide President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, had advised the governor that the go to was to introduce the brand new management of the union to him.
Akporeha lauded the governor for offering enabling surroundings for NUPENG to carry the quadrennial delegates convention efficiently within the state.
He advocated the necessity for petroleum merchandise to be refined domestically, including that extra refineries needs to be constructed as a way to mitigate the incessant gas shortage being recorded within the nation.