NNPC, NAN to Tackle Pipeline Vandalism

[L-R] Onanuga with Baru at a meeting in his office


THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, have agreed to forge a partnership to combat the menace of pipeline vandalism and other sundry challenges in the petroleum industry.

The two organisations came to this position when the management of NAN led by Bayo Onanuga, managing director, visited Maikanti Baru, group managing director of NNPC.

Addressing the NAN delegation, Baru said NNPC would tap into the rich array of services offered by NAN, particularly the dedicated reporting and SMS service to help in the corporation’s anti-pipeline vandalism activism.

“We will look at your proposal on the establishment of a Niger Delta Bureau and see how it can help us get real time information from the region to aid us in the fight against pipeline vandalism”, he said.

Baru thanked the NAN executives for dedicating a staff to NNPC, as he extolled the efforts of the organisation’s managing director for his commitment to modernising NAN since his appointment last year.

He said that his management team’s focus rested on FACTI, meaning: Focus, Accountability, Competitiveness and Transparency with Integrity.

FACTI, he said would enable his management team deliver on its mandate to the nation .

On his part, Onanuga highlighted the various services on offer by the agency and implored NNPC to take advantage of them for effective communication with its publics.

He commended Baru for his numerous achievements within the very short period of his assumption of office, adding that he was elated at NNPC’s feat of ensuring a fuel-scarcity-free end of year holiday season in 2016.

He stated that their visit was to further strengthen the existing relationship between the NAN and NNPC in the best interest of the country.

—  Feb 13, 2017 @ 01:00 GMT


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