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Global Transparency Body, EITI, Congratulates Mele Kyari


… Urges him to Steer NNPC to Greater Transparency

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has congratulated the newly appointed Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari on his new appointment, saying the office positions him to bring about greater transparency and accountability in NNPC’s management of Nigerian oil and gas revenues.

In a congratulatory letter dated 27th June, 2019 to Mallam Kyari said that it looked forward to working with the new NNPC GMD to build on his earlier engagement in the EITI’s targeted effort on commodity trading transparency, adding that the initiative had contributed to the global momentum in the extractive industries across the world.

The transparency body, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, had already extended an invitation to the newly appointed NNPC GMD who would assume office on 8 July, 2019, to join its targeted effort on State Owned Enterprise (SOE) transparency initiative, said NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu on Tuesday.

The body said its Secretariat was ready to provide support for NNPC’s efforts to achieve disclosure of information on its management of Nigeria’s oil and gas revenues in accordance with the standard set by the global transparency organisation.

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