The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is set for a new era of robust engagement with the National Assembly to ensure speedy passage of laws related to the Oil and Gas Industry for enhanced performance.
A press release by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated that the new Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, made the commitment yesterday during a visit to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, at the National Assembly in Abuja.
The GMD who was accompanied on the visit by his predecessor, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said the corporation would give maximum support and cooperation to the legislative arm of government to ensure the emplacement of an enabling legal framework for the growth of the Oil and Gas sector.
Speaking at the occasion, the immediate past GMD of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, explained that a visit to the Senate President was part of the programmes planned for the period of transition from him to his successor which was not possible due to certain exigencies, stressing that he considered it necessary to still visit even after the formal handover to personally say farewell considering the good relations he enjoyed with the Senate President.
Dr. Baru stated that beyond introducing his successor, the visit was meant to canvass the Senate’s support for the quick passage of the Deep Offshore Amendment Bill which has the potential of boosting the Federal Government’s revenue by about $5bn per annum.