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NNPC Ltd. GCEO Kyari wins Champion Newspapers’ Most Outstanding Energy Icon Award

"Kyari has distinguished himself as an exceptional Nigerian for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s economic development, especially in the nation’s oil and gas sector"

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The Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd., Mr. Mele Kyari, has won the Champion Newspapers’ 2023 Most Outstanding Energy Icon of the Year.

Kyari received the honor at the newspaper’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Chairman of the Awards Ceremony and Executive Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, said Kyari has distinguished himself as an exceptional Nigerian for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s economic development, especially in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

He said it was noteworthy that, under Kyari, NNPC Ltd. attained profitability for the first time in its over four decades of existence.

Mr. Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPC Ltd., represented Kyari at the ceremony, saying the award will motivate him to do more for the country’s oil and gas industry.

He said: “In a year that has been full of unprecedented challenges and transformative shifts for the oil and gas industry, not only in Nigeria but globally, this award represents the crucial role that NNPC Ltd. plays in safeguarding Nigeria’s energy security.”

Earlier in her remarks, the Group Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the Champion Newspapers Group, Dr. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, said Kyari has distinguished himself as an exceptional Nigerian for his invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s economic development, especially in the nation’s oil and gas sector.

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