Former managing director of Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd Samuel Inyang has died at the age of 74.
According to a statement released on Monday by his son Itorobong Inyang, the engineer died on July 31 after a brief illness.
Inyang was previously as the general manager, production, East in Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd before his appointment as managing director of Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd.
He retired as change manager for globalisation for Africa, Shell E&P International.
He represented oil companies on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission between 2000 and 2006 and was a founding member of the Nigerian Gas Association (1979-97) and director, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Lagos section (1997-99). He was a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers.
Inyang was an officer of the Order of the Niger, Nigeria’s national honour bestowed on him in 2012. He was the pro-chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat Enin from May 2019 to July 2020.
Until his death, Inyang was the CEO of Seyang Limited, a civil engineering company in Nigeria.
Inyang also set up a fund at St. Louise’s Inclusive School, Ikot Ekpene to support the education of physically challenged people.
He was a native of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.