The former Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Limited Engr Samuel Inyang who had over three decades of experience in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has been reported dead at age 74 on July 31, 2023 after a brief illness
Penpushing reports that the demise of Inyang known to be a devout Catholic who was committed to charity, and was known to have set up endowment funds for the advancement of education in Nigeria was made known by his first son, Itorobong Inyang,
The late Engineer who hailed from Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area in Akwa-Ibom state had served previously as the General Manager, production, East, in Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited before his appointment as Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas Limited.
Penpushing further reports that he retired as change manager for globalisation for Africa, Shell E&P International, and had represented oil companies on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission between 2000 and 2006.
The deceased was a founding member of the Nigerian Gas Association (1979-97) and Director, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Lagos section (1997-99), and was a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, while in 2012, Nigeria’s national honour of an Officer of the Order of the Niger, was bestowed on him.
Penpushing also reports that he was the Pro-Chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat Enin, from May 2019 to July 2020, and until his death was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seyang Limited, a flourishing Civil Engineering Company in Nigeria.
The late Engineer during his life time set up endowment funds for the advancement of education in Nigeria, one of which was Isabella Medical Scholarship Fund in honour of his late wife, Isabella Inyang, who was an eye surgeon.
Penpushing reports that each beneficiary of the scholarship which include medical students who had a minimum of 4.0/5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average received N250,000 per year, and over 30 students who benefited so far from the Isabella Medical Scholarship Fund are now practicing in various branches of medicine within and outside Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the late philanthropist also set up a fund at St. Louise’s Inclusive School, Ikot Ekpene, to support the education of physically challenged people, and he was also known and described as a brilliant gentleman
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