The National Assembly has pledged its commitment to partner with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards boosting Nigeria’s revenue base through increased oil production.
A statement by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, on Wednesday in Abuja, stated that Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum, Upstream, Hon. Musa Sarkin-Adar, made the pledge while touring the NNPC Pavilion at the ongoing 24th World Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
While stressing the importance of the legislature support to the oil company, Sarki-Adar said there was need for efficient collaboration to satisfy the expectations of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are desirous of getting better performance and service delivery and all we are yearning for is to get higher productivity from oil exploration to grow revenue towards meeting the energy needs of Nigerians”, the Chairman stated.
The lawmaker noted that for Nigeria to catch up with technological advancement in the oil and gas industry, NNPC needed the support of all stakeholders.
He stated that his Committee was determined to deploy result-oriented strategies in handling the challenges facing the country’s energy sector.
Describing the current leadership in the NNPC as visionary, Sarkin-Adar observed that the entrenchment of Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) by the GMD, represents positive signs for the Corporation.
“I am delighted with the GMD’s Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda to drive the Oil and Gas Industry. I am encouraged that we are having somebody with foresight and somebody who is ready to move the corporation from where it is to the next level”.
In a similar development, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the conference, Dr. Matar Alneyadi, commended Nigeria for its active participation at the triennial conference, stressing that the country remained an important player in the oil and gas business at both continental and global level.