NNPC Clinches Swift Reporters Accountability & Transparency 2020 Merit Award

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has clinched the Swift Reporters Accountability & Transparency 2020 Merit Award.

In a press release on Tuesday, 26th January, 2020 signed by the Publisher of Swift Reporters, Adewole Kehinde, he said that at the end of the opinion poll conducted among 15 organisations in Nigeria, in spite of the uncertainties of 2020, NNPC came first with 890 votes out of the 1000 opinion sampled.

“The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari has continued to reiterate his commitment to conducting the business and operations of the Corporation in a transparent manner, with a view to placing it on the path of profitability, Adewole said.

He further said, “Since he assumed office, he had taken calculated steps to ensure more openness in the activities of the Corporation and the Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda has brought about greater transparency and accountability in NNPC’s management of Nigerian oil and gas revenues to date”.

Adewole further reiterated that Mallam Kyari had made opening the books of the Corporation a cardinal aspect of its Management under its Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) Initiative which he launched on assumption of office in July, 2019.

It will be recalled that Kyari’s mission for launching the Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda is to ensure all embrace the sweeping call for accountability in the use of resources entrusted to the top management of NNPC, under his leadership and so far, some of the successes recorded under the TAPE agenda include the publication of the 2018 and 2019 NNPC Audited Financial Statements (AFS).

Swift Reporters Merit Award is designed as an annual platform to reward superior performance and accountability.

Each year Swift Reporters have the opportunity to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated commitment to improving livelihoods of Nigerians and increasing Accountability and Transparency.

“The selection process enables us to pause and reflect on the good work going on in Nigeria and the people who make it happen. We have ended up with some great recipient this year. We are happy to celebrate NNPC and its management as our 2020 winners, Adewole said.

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