Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Mr Reginald Stanley, has been commended for entrenching transparency and sanity in the operations of the agency.
A former president of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Mr Peter Akpatason, gave the commendation yesterday in Abuja.
Akpatason was reacting to the recent suspension of a Swiss Oil trading company, NIMEX by the management of the PPPRA.
He said that Stanley had, since he assumed office, shown the resolve and firmness necessary to realise the transformation agenda of the federal government in the downstream sector.
The unionist said that Stanley had demonstrated strong ability to carry oil and gas unions along in achieving the set goals of government in the oil industry.
Akpatason, who is the Sub-Committee Chairman of the PPPRA in the house, recalled that Stanley had demonstrated similar ability during his stint as Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC).
The former NUPENG chief said that Stanley had always had friendly disposition toward workers and unions, including NUPENG and PENGASSAN during his tenure as the chief executive officer of PPMC.
Akpatason affirmed that he has had close association with Stanley for many years, pointing out that “anyone who describes Mr Stanley as anti-labour is obviously misfiring and crying wolf when there is none.”
“In my understanding of the attitude of Mr Stanley during my interactions with him, I can say it anywhere without mincing words that Stanly is a gentleman. He is not anti-union,’’ Akpatason said.
He noted that it was dangerous for unscrupulous people and mischief makers to embark on campaign of calumny in a bid to distract the new PPPRA helmsman in his determination to achieve set goals of government.
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