NNPC still largest gas supplier to power sector, says Baru

Damilola Shittu – Abuja

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), on Friday, said it has maintained its lead as the largest supplier of gas to the nation’s power sector.

The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru in a statement in Abuja, attributed the feat to the effective management strategy adopted by the current leadership of the corporation.

Baru further stated that the NNPC was on the part of sustainable growth with a number of critical projects that would impact the Industry value chain.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of achievements recorded through the 12 Business Focus Areas (BUFA), a strategy guide adopted by NNPC Management under his purview, noting that the expected results of today’s effort would surpass current milestones.

He said, “NPDC production has grown in leaps and bounds; NNPC is now the largest gas supplier to the power sector and steady progress is being made on frontier exploration with the spud-in of Kolmani River-II Well.”

Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

Baru noted that with the taming of security challenges and the commencement of the rehabilitation of the refineries and pipeline depots across the country, the corporation was on the right track to continue to add value to the national economy.

“Security challenges that had hampered exploration and production activities have been tamed; new business models have been developed across NNPC businesses, leading to phenomenal boosts in productivity and lessening of cash calls burden on government, achieved through alternative funding arrangements we developed, ” he said.

Also speaking, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services, Malam Isa Inuwa, who retired from the services of the corporation statutorily today, stated that the compendium on the activities and achievements of his Directorate was to document history and processes that will serve as a guide to management.

“We are about deploying frameworks and policies that will enable any management that is in place to get NNPC to a growth trajectory.

From our ISOs, to the building of the best IT platforms we embarked upon, we are poised to the future just as we are relevant today,” he explained.

Inuwa stated that under his watch as the COO, NNPC’s Corporate Services Directorate had moved from money spending perspective to a value creating arm of the corporation.

Isa also expressed delight that his leadership of the CS Directorate produced quality documents that had enabled the NNPC management to achieve strategic goals of the corporation.

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