Tuesday, 2 May 2017

NNPC Boss briefs Buhari on corporation’s activities

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of NNPC and its subsidiaries.

Baru said he briefed the President on the relative stability in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, the NNPC GMD said he informed President Buhari on the situation of fuel supply across the country, including crude oil, gas productions and the corporation’s ability to supply gas to the power sector.

According to him, Buhari expressed delight over the reported stability in the oil and gas sector.

“I briefed Mr. President on the state of the NNPC and its subsidiaries and also to get him briefed on the situation of fuel supply, crude oil productions, gas production and by extension ability to supply gas to the power sector.

“We had an extensive briefing as you could see I passed here over two hours ago. I spent quite some time with him to discuss these national issues.

“He was happy with the state of the corporation and told us to continue with the efforts that we are doing and if we need any executive attention we should not hesitate to come back to him.”

Following the peace and stability being enjoyed in the nation’s oil and gas sector, Baru said the nation recorded two million barrel of crude oil production as at Tuesday morning.

He said the NNPC had no plan to increase the prices of its products as being speculated.

(The Nation)

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