The Nigerian Mining And Geosciences Society has conferred a Professional Fellowship Award on the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroluem Corporation, Mele Kyari.
The award was conferred on the GMD on Tuesday at the 56th 2020/2021 NMGS Conference in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
The NMGS is the highest professional award of Mining and Geoscience Society professionals.
Founded in 1962, the society is an international, non governmental and non profit making professional organization.
Its objectives include – advancement and practice of Mining, Earth Sciences and Metallurgy, upholding the ethics and safeguarding the interests of the interests of the professions covered by the society.
Speaking at the event, Kyari commended the NMGS for the Award.
He said that the NNPC under his leadership is focusing on developing the country’s gas infrastructure which was based on the conviction that Nigeria cannot achieve the quest for industrialization without developing the gas and power sector.
“This will be a catalyst for the growth and development of the country because without gas, without power, we won’t achieve industrialization of the economy.” He said.
Watch an excerpt of the video of the ceremony taking place in Ibadan, Oyo state which is ongoing at this time.