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The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) collaborates with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited. reposition the Nigerian oil and gas industry for growth and development.
The Chief Executive of NIPSS, Prof. Ayo Omotayo, said as much recently when he led a delegation from the institute on a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive of the NNPC Group, Mr. Mele Kyari, in Abuja.
Omotayo said the collaboration would result in the enactment of strategic policies to better position the Nigerian oil and gas industry for growth and development.
He said the NIPSS will also collaborate in infrastructure development and capacity building of NNPC as the transformation process of the oil and gas industry progresses.
“We had a very fruitful discussion with the GMD. The NNPC is transforming and we believe that the NIPSS being the leading think tank in Nigeria, should engage with the NNPC to ensure that the transformation process in oil and gas is valid,” he said. declared.
He continued that the NIPSS, which is under the direct control of the presidency, had looked into Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, adding that it only takes a brave man like President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the way. such a reform.
According to him, if you take a look at the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), you will find that there is only someone with a lot of courage like Buhari who can carry out such a great reform.
“And, we discussed with NNPC that we should find ways to ensure that Buhari’s legacy in the oil and gas industry is documented for posterity.
“We will therefore collaborate on infrastructure development and capacity building for NNPC as the process of transforming the oil and gas industry continues.”
Speaking earlier, the Chief of the Defense Staff and Chairman of the NIPSS Board of Governors, General Lucky Irabor, said that the NIPSS would play an important role in terms of facility protection and impact on knowledge in the sector.
“We are here in partnership with various establishments including the NNPC as the NIPSS is the leading think tank on matters of strategy and policy in Nigeria.
NIPSS has remained an institute that builds the capacity of leaders and trains leaders to formulate policies essential to the development of the country as a nation.
Irabor said that in this context, the NIPSS would be involved not only in assisting in the development of the workforce of a company such as NNPC, but also in areas where these establishments could also support the NIPSS.
“So if the NIPSS provides workforce development, of course, it stands to reason that whatever happens between the oil and gas space, the NIPSS also contributes in that regard.
Kyari, for his part, said the NNPC was transforming, adding that it needed to strengthen its leadership capabilities.
He added that he had already benefited from the NIPSS thanks to a number of participants who had passed through the institute.
According to him, NNPC has seen the qualities that have been added to their abilities and capabilities and we will continue to capitalize on these opportunities.
He said that more than anything, the NNPC will continue to partner with the institute so as to increase its capabilities in terms of infrastructure.