The reform agenda initiated by the new management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the oil and gas industry has received the blessings of the United States Government.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador James Entwistle, pledged his country’s support for the reforms when he paid a courtesy call on the Group Managing Director, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu at the Corporate Headquarters of the NNPC in Abuja yesterday.
According to a statement signed by Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs of the NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, Amb. Entwistle said the United States is willing to provide all necessary support to the new NNPC Management to realize its set goals and objectives.
Mr. Entwistle noted that though the job of the GMD of NNPC is about the most challenging job in Nigeria, the US is convinced that Dr. Kachikwu has the skills, training and requisite experience to lead the oil and gas industry in Nigeria towards the path of growth and sustainable development.
Commending the US for the pledge of support, Kachikwu reiterated the determination of the new NNPC Management to implement the spirit and letter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reform agenda in the petroleum industry.
He promised 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 addition and I believe that the NNPC, given the right leadership has what it takes to achieve this objective”, the GMD said.