The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr.Maikanti Baru, has been conferred with the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the development of the local content in the nation’s Oil and Gas Industry.
Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the award was conferred on Dr. Baru during a Dinner Night as part of activities to herald the golden anniversary of
the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Baru, who was represented by the corporation’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream, Mallam Bello Rabiu, said the award would further spur the existing collaboration between NNPC and the indigenous companies.
Explaining that the support for the growth and development of local oil and gas companies would
continue to receive the attention of NNPC, Dr. Baru stressed that by so doing, more jobs would be
created and the Nigerian economy would continue to blossom for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Speaking shortly after presenting the award, PETAN Chairman, Mr. Bank Anthony Okoroafor, said
the Association’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on the NNPC GMD following his tireless support and determination to grow the indigenous oil and gas companies in-country.