The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Mele Kyari says it’s unfortunate that people see the country’s oil company as a representation of corruption but that the Corporation is working round the clock to change the negative perception.
He made the statement at a media parley in Abuja admiting however that the Corporation did not do well in managing the country’s natural resources. He pointed out that the company has moved away from waste and that 3 million barrels per day is within sight.
The NNPC helmsman hinted that the company maintained its account for 7 months without failing and that the allegation of dipping hands into the Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG is not only untrue but impossible due to the TSA policy.
He added that by December Nigeria’s gas pipeline construction would have crossed the Niger Delta.
In the course of his speech Kyari accused past leaders of the country for always interfering in the Corporation’s affairs.
He stressed that Nigeria is a gas producing country and the Siemens deal is a practical solution to power supply as well as the fact that Nigeria cannot afford subsidy.