By Chioma Iruke
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has entered into partnership with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to achieve a shared vision of optimising the nation’s vast hydrocarbon resources for the benefit of the government and citizens.
Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, and the Director/CEO of DPR, Mr Sarki Auwalu, made the commitment during a visit by the NNPC GMD to the headquarters of the regulatory agency in Abuja.
Kyari, who was accompanied by members of the Top Management Committee (TMC) of the Corporation, commended Auwalu for superintending over the transformation of DPR from a policeman of the oil and gas business, to the business enabler of the sector.
While commending the DPR for its innovative approach to industry challenges, he said the fate of the oil and gas industry and by extension the prosperity of the nation, rests on the shoulders of both the NNPC and the DPR.
He assured that the NNPC was working closely with DPR and other stakeholders to supply more gas to the domestic market.
Earlier, the DPR Director, commended the NNPC GMD for making first profit in 44 years of the corporation’s existence, the commencement of the NLNG Train 7 project, the OB3 gas pipeline project, the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) project and spearheading the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
He said Kyari, since assumption of office, has recorded a lot of landmarks which would remain indelible.