The United States government has promised to work with the new management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to achieve the federal
government’s reform agenda in the oil and gas industry.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the Group Managing Director, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, at the headquarters of the NNPC in Abuja, yesterday, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said the United States is willing to provide the necessary support to the new NNPC management to realise its set goals and objectives.
Entwistle noted that though the position of the GMD of NNPC is one of the most challenging jobs in Nigeria, the USA is convinced that Kachikwu has the skills, training and requisite experience to lead the oil and gas industry in Nigeria toward the path of growth and sustainable development.
Commending the USA for its support, Dr. Kachikwu reiterated the determination of the new management to implement President Muhammadu Buhari’s reform agenda in the petroleum industry.
The GMD stated that the new NNPC would be driven by a deep sense of commitment to service delivery anchored on the principle of transparency, efficiency, people, purpose and profit. My mission is to re-direct and re-energize the work force for greater value and I believe that the NNPC if given the right leadership has what it takes to achieve this objective,’’ he said.


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