Uche Usim, Abuja
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its willingness to partner with the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) to build condensate refineries across the country.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, dropped the hint when he received the national executives of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) led by its President, Onochie Anyaoku, at the NNPC Towers, Abuja.
Kyari said the corporation was willing to tap from the abundant expertise and experiences of the Chemical Society in order to ramp up the refining capacity of the country.
“We will keep the flag flying and take the NNPC to the next level by delivering value to the Nigerian people. The NNPC Group is willing and ready to work with NSChE to ensure that the corporation remains a going concern. We look forward to every support that we can get from you,” the GMD stated.
He gave assurance that the NNPC would collaborate with the Society to build skilled workforce for the corporation and the entire country through capacity building workshops and seminars.
Earlier, the NSChE President, Anyaoku congratulated Mallam Kyari on his appointment and assured him and his management of the Society’s support to confront the enormous challenges facing the Nigerian oil and gas Industry.
“It is, therefore, appropriate that we seek ways to support your group not just to heighten awareness of numerous NNPC’s achievements, but also to find a suitable framework to leverage your efforts,” Anyaoku said.