24 May 2017, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s, NNPC, Tuesday, flagged off its digitization project, with no fewer than 34 companies indicating their willingness to participate in the exercise, which would see the transfer and conservation of NNPC’s documents in electronic format.
The NNPC in a statement, Tuesday, said the bid opening exercise was conducted in the full glare of representatives of the bidding companies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at its office in Abuja.
The corporation stated that the public opening of the bid is part of its avowed commitment to transparency in its bid to reposition as a Focused, Accountable, Competitive and a Transparent organisation conducting its business with Integrity (FACTI).
In his remarks at the event, Group General Manager, Information, and Technology Division (ITD), Mr. Danladi Inuwa, represented by General Manager Applications, Mr. Kunle Osobu, said the exercise was geared towards having electronic copies of all NNPC documents in line with global best practices.
He said, “I am happy that there is much show of interest in this process. The process is going to be transparent from the beginning to the end and we want the best yield in terms of value addition and best services and this was why the bid tender was extended to 12 weeks.”
Also speaking, General Manager, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Mrs. Sophia Mbakwe, said NNPC, through the bid exercise, seeks to engage the services of reputable organizations that would digitize the legacy documents of the Corporation, assuring that the process would be transparent.