NNPC Now The Most Transparent Organization—Baru

By Ikenga Chronicles May 10, 2018

NNPC Now The Most Transparent Organization—Baru

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), Maikanti Baru, on Wednesday, rated the organisation as currently one of the most transparent in the country.

Baru who stated this in a goodwill message at a stakeholders’ workshop on the extractive sector validation organised by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Inititiative, said that efforts were on to change how people perceive NNPC.

Represented by the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, Baru argued that things have taken a turn for the better at the national oil firm, especially in the last two years.

“We have never had it so good in this country in the last two years in terms of transparency of our transactions , validation of our activities , the unfettered and unobstructed participation of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , who has never asked us to do anything different.

“Today, we need to get people out of the mindset that something wrong is happening in the NNPC. Nothing wrong is happening. We have passed that stage. We are now probably one of the most transparent companies in this country.”

He added, “We have seen a number of governments; worked with a number of them, but probably, we have not had the opportunity to put our cards on the table as we did in the last two years. That makes it easy for us to align with the EITI’s objectives and opportunities that are there to do even greater things for our country.

“Most particularly, I’m sure our colleagues in the NGOs will recognise today that things are just different, and together, all of us will make our country greater, and I believe this is the core objective of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I am assuring the EITI Board and all stakeholders that things are different.”