NNPC Will Be A Global Company Under My Watch – Kyari

Written by on July 9, 2019

The newly appointed Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has promised to position the institution at a global level.

My Kyari made this know during his inauguration as the 19th GMD at the amphitheater of the NNPC Towers in Garki, Abuja.

He also assured that the corporation will be rid of corruption and all forms of discretion will be removed.

“Gone are the days where we see NNPC as a fake institution, NNPC will not be a fake, we have a responsibility to declare what we will do to the citizens of this country, it is their right, not an opportunity or favour.

“We are going to focus on the expectations of Nigerians, every Nigerian expect this company to be accountable, transparent and be able to deliver petroleum products at no difficulty, create employment for the country, so that at the end of the day, it becomes the national oil company that we are all proud of.”

The new GMD seized the opportunity to inform that he will not allow his family to be used to get favours, because he hopes to build a transparent institution.

“For my family, today I’m making it public, if you accept gifts from anyone, it’s not for me. My family will have no influence over me.

“We will be transparent to all so that at the end of the day, we will build this company, we won’t wait for you to tell us what we have done wrong, we are also not saying we won’t make mistake, but we will never make deliberate mistakes.

“I guarantee you that we are going to take this forward, make this company a global one.

“We will remove discretion, expand the frontier of engagement with our stakeholder; the National Assembly, state government and other institutions that require to know what we are doing and need to contribute,” he added.

Mr Kyari was appointed by President Buhari in June, alongside seven Chief Operating Officers.

Until his new appointment, Kyari, a geologist, was Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division of NNPC and also doubled, since May 13, 2018, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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