Governors endorse reforms in oil and gas industry

*Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of NGF, Mallam Abdulaziz Yari in company of Kachikwu and some members of the Governors Forum.

*Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of NGF, Mallam Abdulaziz Yari in company of Kachikwu and some members of the Governors Forum.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

12 February 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – State governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Speaking on behalf of the forum, Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of NGF, Mallam Abdulaziz Yari, who led a team of governors to NNPC Towers yesterday, expressed confidence in the ability of Dr. Kachikwu to lead NNPC and the oil and gas industry to the desired levels.

Expressing delight in the ongoing reforms in the NNPC, Mallam Yari stated that the visit of the governors was indicative of the level of confidence NGF has in Dr. Kachikwu.

“What we are seeing is not NNPC of yesterday, you can see for yourself the change we are talking about. In the last eight years you have not seen a group of governors coming to NNPC to find out what is going on as critical stakeholders. So you can see the change we are talking about,’’ he said.

On the ongoing plans by the Corporation to build new mega fuel stations in every senatorial district across the country, the NGF chairman pledged the readiness of members to support the retail expansion drive in their respective states.

“We are happy with his performance, in fact when he made a presentation to the forum earlier, we told him we are going to support him as a forum and also take him to Mr. President to campaign for him to be given any support he needs to succeed,” he said.

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