The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited got a morale booster for 2022 business following commendation by an economic expert for the performance of the Petroleum industry in 2021.
Prof. Uche Uwaleke, a professor of capital market at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi who gave the commendation in Abuja said with the reforms and the transformation of the NNPC into a limited liability company, 2022 holds greater prospects for the industry.
Uwaleke said the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 pointed to a gloom in the industry in 2021 but the successful management of the industry, especially the declaration of profit by the NNPC was unprecedented.
In another development, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva expressed support for the campaign by the Nigerian Women for Gas and Green Initiatives towards a clean and green Nigeria.
Sylva gave the declaration when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Women for Gas and Green Initiative.
The group was on a courtesy visit to solicit for the collaboration and endorsement of the ministry of petroleum resources as well as support of the minister for their upcoming programme tagged “Clean and Green Nigerian Campaign”.
Speaking earlier, Laila Adii, the organisation’s international partner from South Africa; Pay Gas, said the endorsement of the ministry is imperative to the success of the initiative.
Adii said the support meant so much to them considering the ministry’s vision of the decade of gas which was in line with the present government’s COP 26 agenda on gas penetration, clean energies and cooking gas.
The group extended an invitation to the minister as a special guest of honor for the upcoming Clean and Green Nigerian campaign project and unveiling of the Nigerian Women National Emission Support Strategy, scheduled for Jan.