Buhari doesn’t interfere in NNPC like predecessors – Kyari
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the free-hand to deliver on its mandate.
Kyari said Buhari remains the only president that has never interfered in the operations of the corporation.
“That is very unprecedented, and it has gone a long way to help us deliver on our mandate, especially the drive towards domestic gas utilization.”
He spoke in Sokoto while delivering the Usmanu Danfodiyo University 2021 First Quarter Public Lecture Series titled, “Navigating Energy Transition and the Imperatives of University-Industry Collaboration
The GMD tasked governments and institutions in Africa to adopt technology and innovation to achieve energy sufficiency and its economic multiplier effect on their people.
“African governments and institutions must rise to the occasion to leverage technology and innovation to support energy sufficiency, industrialization, job creation and economic growth,” Kyari said.
He noted that NNPC as Africa’s biggest national oil company, already building on the convergence of new technologies and innovative business models, was set to play an important role in the future of energy.
“NNPC has set the necessary machinery to lead Africa in the transition to low-carbon energy and renewables. We are taking a firm position in this transition by institutionalizing the necessary enablers for success,” Kyari assured.