The President, Otis Anyaeji of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for stabilizing the supply and distribution of petroleum products and for crashing the price of diesel across the the country. Engr. Otis Anyaeji, gave this commendation when he paid a visit to the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Engr. Anyeaji said the NSE was proud of the NNPC for its scholarship programme, its various social investments in the promotion of healthcare and for its various interventions to boost the Nigerian economy, urging the Corporation to keep it up.
According to a statement signed by spokesman of the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu, Anyeaji praised the NNPC for the engagement of indigenous engineering construction, manufacturing, chemical and processing firms in its various operations.
In his response, NNPC GMD, Dr. Baru, assured Nigerians that the corporation under his watch would continue to ensure efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products, stressing that the fuel queues were gone for good.
Dr. Baru applauded the in-house unions of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and other associations in the petroleum industry for partnering with NNPC in stabilizing supply and distribution of petroleum products.
Dr. Baru pledged to partner the NSE in the areas of patronizing engineering companies, consultancy, advocacy and development of standards and codes to promote the Nigerian Content drive.
He noted that already, the NNPC was partnering GE to build power plants across the country with the capacity of 4,000 megawatts, adding that the GE was ready to give the Corporation all the required technical support to achieve the strategic plan.