Okowa’s EAC Congratulates Rainoil Boss, Ogbechie Over National Honour, Says Is Well Deserve
Asaba: Executive Assistant on Communications to the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Delta State, Dr Barr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has described the Group Managing Director of Rainoil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie as an astute businessman, a philanthropist and patriotic Nigerian.
Oghenesivbe’s assertion was contained in a goodwill message to Ogbechie over his nomination by President Mohammadu Buhari for the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON, saying that the Rainoil Boss overcame all hurdles to become one of the main players in the oil and gas sector of the nation’s economy.
He noted that Ogbechie had demonstrated capacity and competence over the years, wherein Rainoil grew consistently to be a major employer of labour, adding that the oil magnate truly deserved the CON honour to be bestowed on him on October 11 by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, at the International Conference Abuja.
“I rejoice with my friend and Group Managing Director of Rainoil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie who has been nominated for the national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger, CON.
“Your enviable and inestimable contributions to the growth of the nation’s economy through Rainoil conglomerate cannot be overemphasized.
“You are indeed a core investor in the oil and gas sector, a philanthropist and a patriotic Nigerian who had exhibited considerable measure of integrity, boardroom skills, capacity and competence.
“It is my prayers that God continue to expand your coast, grant you longevity and good health to enjoy the fruit of your labour,” Oghenesivbe said.
Ogbechie, who is to be conferred with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) for his contribution to Nigeria oil and gas sector, has distinguished himself not only as a dynamic business administrator, innovative director and technocrat but also shown a high degree of integrity and transparency in both private, religious, and public affairs.
Also, Ogbechie seats on the board on a number of companies operating in the financial services, oil and gas, agro-allied and real estate sectors which include Norsworthy Agro Allied Company Limited, Fynefield Ltd, Eterna Plc etc
He has over three decades cognate experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry and has also made a strong commitment in the development of sports in Nigeria, through sponsoring of annual Rainoil tennis tournament.
A graduate of Production Engineering from the University of Benin, Gabriel began his early career as a factory engineer between 1989 and 1991, and subsequently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Management Consultants.