20 August 2015, Abuja – The ongoing structural reforms in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again received the backing of the United States government and members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
The US in expression of its support for the reform of the state oil company, pledged its readiness to work with the new management of the NNPC led by Dr. Ibe Kachikwu as its Group Managing Director (GMD) in achieving the federal government’s reform agenda in the country’s oil and gas industry.
A statement from the NPPC Thursday in Abuja conveyed the support of US to the reform. The statement which was signed by NNPC’s Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Ohi Alegbe quoted the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle to have said that the United States will be willing to provide all necessary support to the new NNPC management to realise the objectives for which the government called them up for.
Entwistle had paid a courtesy call on Kachikwu and he noted that though the job of the GMD of NNPC is about the most challenging job in Nigeria, the US is however convinced that Kachikwu has the skills, training and requisite experience to lead the oil and gas industry in Nigeria towards the path of growth and sustainable development.