NNPC Chief, Mele Kyari Bags Energy Times’ GCEO Of The Year Award

…Pledges to Transform Nigeria into a Gas-powered Nation

Group Chief Executive Officer, of NNPC Ltd., Mr Mele Kyari has been honoured with the Energy Times’ GCEO of the Year Award in recognition of his commitment to accountability, transparency, and performance excellence.

Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the Company, Mr. Olufemi Soneye received the award on behalf of the NNPC boss in a Friday ceremony held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

According to a press release on Saturday, 20th April 2024 signed by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, NNPC Ltd. Abuja, Olufemi Soneye, said that the Governing Council of Energy Times Award Committee, Kyari’s hard work has played a significant role in the company’s success and has contributed significantly to the growth of the energy sector in Nigeria.

Speaking at the occasion, Kyari said the NNPC Ltd., which has been in transition since the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), has been championing the push to transform Nigeria into a gas-powered nation in keeping with its enormous natural endowment with over 209 trillion cubic feet proven natural gas reserves.

“We are building gas infrastructure such as the OB-3 Gas Pipeline, and AKK Gas Pipeline to deepen the use of gas in the domestic market, while we are also promoting the West Africa Gas Pipeline and the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline, as well as the Train 7 of the NLNG and several Floating LNG Projects to deliver gas to the global market,” Kyari stated.

The GCEO further noted that NNPC Ltd. is also aggressively expanding its portfolio in the power sector to make the company a truly rounded energy company.

“Apart from our stakes in several Independent Power Plants such as Afam VI, Okpai Phases 1 and 2 with a combined installed capacity of 1,420MW, there are plans to build three new power plants in the AKK Pipeline corridor in Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the 1,350MW wholly owned Gwagwalada Power Plant in August last year” he added.

Kyari, who dedicated the award to all NNPC Ltd. staff, thanked the Energy Times editorial board for finding him worthy of the recognition, adding that it would spur him to work harder towards achieving more for both the NNPC Ltd. and the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry.

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