Samuel Inyang, a prominent figure in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, has passed away at the age of 74. His demise, on July 31st, was confirmed by his eldest son, Itorobong Inyang, who stated that his father succumbed to a brief illness.
Premium Times reported that late Samuel Inyang hailed from Ikot Epene Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, Samuel Inyang had an illustrious career spanning over three decades in the nation’s oil and gas sector. He served as the General Manager of Production East at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd before assuming the role of Managing Director at Shell Nigeria Gas Ltd.
Beyond his corporate achievements, Inyang made significant contributions to various industry bodies. He represented oil companies on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission from 2000 to 2006, and he was a founding member of the Nigerian Gas Association (1979-1997). He also held the position of Director at the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Lagos section (1997-1999), and was a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions, Samuel Inyang was honored with the title of Officer of the Order of the Niger in 2012, a prestigious national award in Nigeria. His commitment to education and philanthropy was evident through his sponsorship of students for studies both domestically and internationally. He was known for his dedication to the well-being and education of physically challenged individuals.
Samuel Inyang’s influence extended beyond the corporate world; he served as the Pro-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat Enin, from May 2019 to July 2020. Additionally, he was the CEO of Seyang Limited, a civil engineering company in Nigeria.
His passing leaves a void in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector and in the hearts of those he touched through his professional, philanthropic, and educational efforts.