Life, as they say, is never a bed of roses. It comes with ups and downs, twists and turns. Sometimes, it throws at us seemingly overwhelming circumstances that challenge our very essence of existence. A lot of times we give up, other times we find the courage to keep trying and keep going.

I personally connect with the BOG story. A story filled with achievements in the face of daunting challenges. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, dwindling oil prices in the recent past and the downturn in the oil and gas industry, BOG has completed and is on the verge of commissioning her OCTG Threading, and Valves Assembly Plant located at the Lekki Free Zone, Lagos.

Does the foregoing indicate that BOG is perfect? No, far from it. I see the positivity in the BOG story of 20 years that provides me a source of inspiration to become a better me. To pursue my career and dreams even more vigorously regardless of the challenges I might be facing. To take responsibility, re-connect to BOG’s “can-and-will do attitude irrespective of current knowledge” and make it my personal core value.

As you read this piece today and celebrate the BOG success story of the past 2 decades, let it inspire you and reawaken your dreams. Let it be the springboard of strength towards realizing your potential. Let it motivate you to be the best you can be in your chosen endeavor; to give the best you can give in your own capacity that will help take this company to even greater heights.

I would like to conclude with the words of Doug Ivester – “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams”. So, while we celebrate the achievements of the last 2 decades, we must not forget that just ahead of us lie opportunities for even greater accomplishments.

May the journey of corporate success continue even in the coming years! Happy 20th Anniversary!!



Written by Festus Ojudun, an Assitant HR Manager at Bell Oil and Gas 

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Position: Assistant General Manager

Ejiro Erivona has over 20 years of international experience in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. His expertise spans Business Operations Management , Business Development, Contracts and process management in the oil service industry as well as the Exploration and production segment of the Oil and Gas Business. 

He has managed key business divisions for various multinationals like Falcon, General Electric and Baker Hughes, working in various countries in Africa and North America, leading multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve stellar business outcomes. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Manager, Operations at Nigeria’s Major E&P Independent- Conoil Producing Nigeria. 

Experienced in business startups, as well as new business generation, Ejiro has a track record of closing major deals in the IOCs, NOCs and marginal field operators in the sub-continent. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the university of wales and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Benin. He is also an alumnus of the Administrative College of India ( ASCI) 

Ejiro has a “Black Belt” in people and change management and has pursued the same with great flair. 

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