The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru has assured that two children of the late Union Leader, Francis Johnson will get a full scholarship to study at any level of their choice.
Baru disclosed this when he paid a condolence visit to the family with other members of the NNPC management team in Abuja, on Monday.
Before his death, Johnson was the President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Associations of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).
He died on May 31st after a brief illness in Abuja.
“Beyond what we have as NNPC corporate policy for supporting deceased families, we want to do more.
“NNPC will be supporting the children to whatever level of education they want to aspire.
“We have a policy we follow and which we have been doing for our deceased staff families but this time, we have to do more for late Johnson for the children he left behind.
“Even if they want to get to a doctorate degree, we will give them a full scholarship to any level of their education,“ Baru said.
Commenting on the deceased’s leadership skills, he said that Johnson was exceptional in carrying out his duties as a leader and unionist.
He said that he created a high-level union that was appreciated by the entire industry and was able to bring everybody together in the industry for greater achievement.
“Through his tact and innovation, we were able to understand more where workers’ interest lie and by so doing achieve positive results.
“We praise him for how he has set the way unionism should be in Nigeria, for us in the oil and gas sector, we appreciate him because he brought a lot of harmony among the workers, management and industry operations, “he said.
He prayed to God to comfort and console the family that he left behind.