US Offers NNPC Support On Reformation Objectives


New NNPC GMD, Emmanuel Kachikwu
New NNPC GMD, Emmanuel Kachikwu


The United States government has said it would assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, achieve its goal of reforming the nation’s downstream sector and also curb corruption in the oil and gas sector.

This pledge was made on behalf of the US government by the American Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, when he visited management of the corporation.

Entwistle said it was the greatest desire of the American government to see Nigeria regain the path of economic buoyancy and national prosperity by exploiting the huge benefits accruable from the oil and gas sector.

Entwistle also acknowledged the noble gesture of the new Group Managing Director of NNPC, Emmanuel Kachikwu, aimed at resuscitating the sector, adding that the American government would offer him maximum support.



    It would be recalled that Kachikwu on assumption of office had vowed not to continue with business as usual in the running of the agency.

    He had also promised to throw open the accounts of the oil corporation for public scrutiny on a monthly basis.

    The Americans, since the assumption of office of President Muhammadu Buhari have made moves to assist the nation in developing its critical sectors.

    Officials of the US are currently training Nigerian security agents in the area of forensic investigations, trailing of illicit funds and curbing of financial crimes.


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